SHEFFIELD UNITED: Danny Wilson follows Northern road

Danny Wilson
Danny Wilson

SHEFFIELD United manager Danny Wilson could attempt to exploit the uncertainty surrounding Glasgow giants Rangers after identifying Scotland as a potentially rich source of new talent for the South Yorkshire club.

Wilson, preparing to overhaul his squad ahead for the new League One campaign, has made no secret of the fact he believes United have previously failed to take advantage of opportunities north of the border.

And, with Rangers in disarray following a decision by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs to reject a proposed CVA designed to save the seven-time SPL champions from liquidation, Wilson’s scouts are certain to be scouring Ibrox’s disaffected playing staff in a bid to unearth possible targets.

United, who were prevented from signing Rangers duo John Fleck and Kyle Hutton because of a paperwork issue last term, recruited Falkirk’s Ryan Flynn 12 months ago and are understood to be monitoring David Wotherspoon’s situation at Hibernian.

Rangers were dealt a another blow yesterday when the Professional Footballers’ Association published a statement outlining their members right to decline a transfer to a ‘newco’ - the company which would be created should the ‘old’ club go out of business.

Rangers problems were further exacerbated when a leading employment lawyer confirmed members of Ally McCoist’s squad would be free to leave Ibrox for nothing if a ‘newco’ is formed.

That means Fleck and Hutton could come back on to the market if Blackpool and Dunfermiline, who they later joined on loan, elect to pursue other options.

Meanwhile, United are unlikely to enter the race for Heart of Midlothian’s Marius Zaliukas following their play-off final defeat by Huddersfield Town.