marcus ready to stay

Liking the Lane: Marcus Williams is interested in prolonging his loan spell.
Liking the Lane: Marcus Williams is interested in prolonging his loan spell.

MARCUS Williams has refused to rule out extending his stay with Sheffield United after arriving on loan from Reading only earlier this week.

The former Scunthorpe full-back, who is scheduled to spend the next month in his native South Yorkshire, wants to persuade manager Danny Wilson he is worthy of another deal after growing disillusioned with life at the Madejski Stadium.

Williams said: “I’ve definitely got four weeks here and then, hopefully, something else might be possible.

“That’s definitely something I’d look at and be interested in doing.

“To be fair, all I’m going to concentrate on at the moment is my football and trying to play some games.

“That’s the priority at the minute and then we’ll see what happens from there.”

Williams is expected to make his second United appearance against Colchester today, having started the midweek defeat by Huddersfield Town.

He moved to Berkshire in 2010 but held talks with manager Brian McDermott on the eve of the new campaign after finding opportunities limited.

Williams added: “I did say that he’s not really given me a chance. I was straight with him.

“It’s one man’s opinion, though, and we don’t have a problem with each other, but of course it’s always tough when you are away from home and you’re not playing games. But I’m back home now.

“It’s a really big squad down there and there are an awful lot of players.

“In fairness to him (McDermott), I think he’s looking to bring that down a bit by getting a few lads out.”

Wilson, who recently admitted it is “imperative” United bolster their options during the emergency loan window, last night admitted to holding talks with other prospective new signings.

A striker had topped his wish-list although, for the time being, Ched Evans’ return from injury has eased the pressure on United’s frontline. The Wales international could make his first start since April against John Ward’s side.

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