Chris Wilder has admitted that he is looking to strengthen the ranks in the January transfer window.
The Blades manager was active in the summer and broke the club’s transfer record on numerous occasions. However, that’s not going to stop Wilder, who admitted that he wants to add more players to the group.
Speaking on Sky Sports‘ ‘Goals on Sunday’ programme with Chris Kamara, Wilder answered honestly when asked about mid-season spending.
“Yep. I’m already talking to the owners. I think it’s really important that we continue to improve and move forward,” Wilder said.
Wilder touched on the subject further, admitting that the physical tolls of the Premier League means that he has to be looking to add players when January rolls round.
Areas to look at
Naturally, the easiest place to look at is up front. Although Lys Mousset has started to play regularly and score, while David McGoldrick is the first name on the team-sheet at the moment.
However, Wilder wouldn’t pass up the chance to add more goals if the right player comes available.
Defence might be another area Chris Wilder looks at in January. Especially in his back three. Chris Basham, John Egan, and Jack O’Connell are key figures, but only Phil Jagielka and Richard Stearman wait in the wings.
Finally, the Blades manager could use January to look at his midfield options. He brought in Luke Freeman, Ravel Morrison, and Mo Besic in the summer.
Frustratingly for those three, John Lundstram has been a revelation. Morrison, in particular, has found the going tough and is struggling to even get in the squad at the moment.
A quality midfielder might be on the shopping list in case of injuries to the likes of John Fleck or Ollie Norwood.
Regardless, it’s good news for Blades fans who will have been wondering how the club’s spending plans might go following the ownership row that’s engulfed the club of late.