Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has told the five players still on the transfer list to “go and get a club.”
Wilder admits that it annoys him that some still remain at Bramall Lane, despite being told they are not in his plans this season.
“It’s up to them. I know, if I was a couple of them, that I’d have been at a new club already,” the 51-year-old told BBC Radio Sheffield. “I won’t name names but they should maybe think about their career, rather than sticking something in their back pockets.
“It annoys me immensely, because I’ve looked after a couple of them.
“Go and get a club. It should have happened a long time ago.”
Although Wilder refused to say exactly who he was referring to, the Sheffield Star have outlined who the quintet are. Samir Carruthers, Leon Clarke, Ben Heneghan, Ricky Holmes and Jake Wright are those who are still transfer-listed at the club.
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Wilder suggested that his criticism wasn’t aimed at one of the players. That could well be Carruthers, who has been on trial at Cambridge United.
Cambridge boss Colin Calderwood has told Cambridgeshire Live that he expects to complete a loan deal for the midfielder in the very near future.
Wilder has also recently spoken about Heneghan and Wright specifically, telling the Sheffield Star: “They’ll move on. Ben played a lot of football at Blackpool (on loan) last season and Jake is an experienced player, so I won’t be surprised if he goes as well.”
League One and Two sides have until early next month to sign new players. So if the five are to move then it is likely to be to one of those divisions.
There have been no recent updates on the futures of Clarke or Holmes, though. They are both under contract with the Blades until the summer of 2020.