Blackpool manager, Simon Grayson, is hoping to keep hold of Ben Heneghan for a bit longer.

Simon Grayson has been impressed with Ben Heneghan (Photo by Chris Vaughan – CameraSport via Getty Images)

The former Motherwell defender is currently enjoying a loan spell at Bloomfield Road. He has impressed too, becoming a regular in the back-line for the Tangerines. He also won the October player of the month.

However, his spell is set to end in January. The Blades are unlikely to recall Heneghan given their current form and squad. They currently sit sixth in the Premier League.

But Grayson is keen on sorting things out over Heneghan and admitted he would like to keep him.

“You want to try to keep good players and Ben certainly fits into that category,” Grayson said (Blackpool Gazette).

“I think there are plenty of things to consider. One, what are Sheffield United wanting to do? Two, what is Ben looking to do? Three, what are we looking to do?

Ben Heneghan has become key for Blackpool (Photo by Andrew Kearns – CameraSport via Getty Images)

“But I think you can rule in that we’d like to take Ben. We’ll have to discuss with the relevant parties,” he added.

Incidentally, Heneghan was placed on the transfer list in the summer by Chris Wilder. After signing from Motherwell, he only made a single appearance in red and white.

Finding his feet

There’s little doubt that Heneghan has found his way at Blackpool. He’s become a regular in the side and looks better each week.

Coincidentally, that is what Sheffield United signed in the first place. He’s got time on his side given his age, too.

Simon Grayson is a good, honest manager to work under. As long as there is a deal that suits all parties, it’s hard to see Heneghan not wanting the move.

Simon Grayson wants to keep Ben Heneghan (Photo by Kevin Barnes – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Furthermore, Sheffield United have moved on to bigger and better now. The current back three picks itself, while Phil Jagielka and Richard Stearman wait in the wings.

It, therefore, makes perfect sense that a deal is concluded between the two clubs eventually.

As a result of Heneghan’s good form, Blackpool currently sit eighth in the League One table.

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