Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder expects Jake Wright to leave the club before the transfer window shuts.
While Premier League and Championship clubs can no longer make new signings, League One and Two sides have until September 2 to complete their business.
Wright and Leon Clarke are among the few players remaining not in Wilder’s plans this season. And a move before the deadline appears likely.
“There’s been a little bit of interest in both Leon and Jake,” Wilder told the Sheffield Star.
“I’m sure those boys want to play football, and get themselves going again.”
Ben Heneghan has recently rejoined Blackpool on loan, while Cambridge United have publicly declared their interest in signing Samir Carruthers.
Moving on Clarke and Wright is now the priority.
Where next for Jake Wright?
Rotherham United boss Paul Warne is in the market for a new centre-back and has revealed he actually considered another unwanted Blade.
“Heneghan was one of many centre-halves we looked at but I think I have got the one I want,” Warne said to the Sheffield Star.
“I would like to think that by after the weekend I’ve got a permanent winger in, a permanent centre-half in and probably another winger coming in.”
Whether or not Wright is the central defender Warne is referring to remains to be seen. However, the 33-year-old could certainly be a useful addition to the Millers squad.
Two seasons ago, Wright played a key role in getting the Blades promoted to the Championship. He made 30 appearances as they won the title with 100 points.
It was the third time Wilder had signed the defender, previously working with him at both Halifax Town and Oxford United.
That first year in England’s second tier, Wright was still significantly involved. Unfortunately opportunities dried up last term and after promotion to the top flight, his time at Bramall Lane was up.
Yet at League One level Wright still has plenty to offer.