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Injury Could Force Blackwell Into Transfer Market

Injury Could Force Blackwell Into Transfer Market

Sheffield United manager Kevin Blackwell could be in line to bring in a central defender in time for the Championship fixture with Reading this coming Tuesday.

Jonathan Fortune began the game alongside Chris Morgan on Saturday after recently signing an extension to his previous deal.

However, the former Charlton man had not played since the fixture against Barnsley,and was thrown in at the deep end for the FA Cup tie when Marcel Seip pulled out before the kick-off.

Seip had been named in the starting line-up to begin alongside Morgam, but after tearing a hamstring was deemed unfit to begin the game, and could miss up to a month.

Therefore, with Kilgallon's departure late last week, Blackwell could be in the market for another defender, as soon as Monday.

Alex Pearce is a frontrunner, along with Stoke City central defender Andrew Davies who had a prolonged loan spell at Bramall Lane earlier in the season.



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Writer:Shepsblade
Date:Monday January 25 2010
Time: 1:10AM

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This is the next crucial step in the promotion jigsaw - a dominating, fast young central defender (Morgan is only one of these) is essential if we are to continue recent good progress and convert a top six finish into promotion. I really think this is possible. What really worried me was KB's post match comments where he seemed almost resigned to the possibility that he would not get necessary funds. I've never been a fan of KB but I actually felt sorry for him. Time for some serious investment - surely the stakes are high enough!
harrogateblade
25/01/2010 19:15:00
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I am slightly worried by the lack of intended investment in the defensive positions. With Seip now out for the forseeable, killa gone and the likes of stewart and Taylor struggling in the 1st team (in my opinion) we need someone or two in permanent. The killa money again was assigned for the funding of the team. Why then are we scratching around for yet more loan signings? the rest of the team for me is sorted, it can get in the top 6, blackie needs to be released the funds for the defensive cover. get it sorted.
TheBladesWay
26/01/2010 08:49:00
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