Sheffield United: Interest hots-up in Brandy

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Walsall will consolidate their interest in Febian Brandy, the former Sheffield United midfielder, this weekend after he was released from his contract at Bramall Lane, writes James Shield.

Brandy, who made 15 appearances after joining the South Yorkshire club last summer, spent the second-half of last season on loan with Dean Smith’s side.

Smith, the Walsall manager, has made no secret of the fact he wants to resign Brandy only 12 months after he elected not to accept their offer of a new deal.

However, with Brandy now a free agent, sources in the Midlands have confirmed he will attempt to hold talks with the player and his representatives aimed at brokering a move.

The Star understands that United received several enquiries about Brandy’s availability before Wednesday’s announcement but, with some of those emanating from League Two, none were willing to pay a transfer fee.

The 25-year-old’s contract had been scheduled to expire at the end of next season.

Lyle Taylor, who also arrived at United during the reign of Nigel Clough’s predecessor David Weir, features on Falkirk’s radar after failing to command a regular starting role following the Scot’s departure in October.

Partick Thistle, where he enjoyed a spell on loan earlier this year, confirmed they are also keen on investigating the possibility of securing the striker’s services on a permanent basis.

Meanwhile, supporters have been reminded that the deadline for early bird season ticket prices is 5pm, June 30.

Further details on pricing, associated benefits and various payment options are available from the Bramall Lane box office.

Purchases can be made either in person or by telephoning 08719951889 (a £2.50 booking fee applies for this method).

Adult ‘early bird’ prices on the Kop start at £305.

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