SHEFFIELD UNITED: Danny Wilson eyeing extra striker deal

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SHEFFIELD United manager Danny Wilson has refused to rule out the possibility of signing another striker during this month’s transfer window after insisting firepower will decide the race for promotion from League One.

But Wilson, who pulled-off a major coup by capturing former Motherwell attacker Jamie Murphy last week, admitted he could be forced to lose players on the fringes of his squad to fund any future deals.

Speaking ahead of this weekend’s encounter with Yeovil Town, Wilson said: “I’ve maintained all along that goals are what ultimately make the difference.

“The teams who score the most are usually the ones that are the most successful. We’re always looking to strengthen but anything we do must be self-financing.”

Wilson was referring to Salary Cost Management Protocol, which prohibits clubs in the third tier of English football from spending more than 65 per cent of their turnover on players.

John Cofie’s return to Manchester United following an unsuccessful spell on loan has created a potential vacancy on Bramall Lane’s roster, although the teenage centre-forward did not feature in United’s SCMP calculations.

Wilson, however, could be forced to revise his plans should Matt Hill be ruled out for a considerable period of time after taking a blow to the face during Saturday’s FA Cup victory over Oxford.

Losing Hill would place even more pressure on a defence already missing centre-half Neill Collins (fractured jaw) and Haiti’s Lecsinel Jean-Francois.

Midfielder David McAllister has held talks with Shrewsbury Town, but Wilson indicated United have not received concrete offers for any more of their players.