No exit

Not for turning: United boss Danny Wilson
Not for turning: United boss Danny Wilson

SHEFFIELD United manager Danny Wilson has insisted that no-one will be allowed to leave Bramall Lane during the emergency loan window.

Wilson, speaking ahead of tomorrow’s League One fixture against Wycombe Wanderers, warned it would not make “footballing sense” to dismantle a squad which enters its meeting with Gary Waddock’s side fourth in the table and within striking distance of an automatic promotion spot.

Despite allaying fears there would be an exodus of high earners during the recent transfer window, the board of directors’ intention to comply with new financial regulations has prompted concerns that key mem

bers of Wilson’s team could still depart before next month’s deadline for temporary signings.

But Wilson said: “No one is going out. Not as far as I’m con

cerned. It wouldn’t make any footballing sense for us to do that. From a footballing perspective there’s absolutely no mileage in it. We all know what the stated ambition is both on and off the pitch.

“But there’s nothing to be gained by getting another club to pay someone’s wages for a few months and then bringing them back. It’s a pointless objective.”

United, who recruited Marcus Williams, James Beattie and Will Hoskins during the January window, have invited former Glasgow Rangers defender David Weir and goalkeeper Mark Howard, previously of Blackpool, to train at Shirecliffe.

Wilson, who has yet to publicly announce whether he will be in a position to offer either a short-term contract, added: “We’re always looking at people. We’re always identifying people we’d like to bring in.

“We do that because we can’t be dilly-dallying around for three weeks .If you do that you can miss the boat with everything because of it.

“It’s always best to try and keep on top of the situation and make sure, whatever the circumstances, that you are ready to act accordingly.”

Meanwhile, Wanderers, who travel north a place and a point above the relegation zone, have allowed central defender James Tunnicliffe to join League Two outfit Crewe Alexandra on loan. He started September’s 1-0 victory over United at Adams Park.