Sheffield United boss Paul Heckingbottom has confirmed that the Blades are planning to be active in the January transfer window.
The 44-year-old has won three successive games since being handed the reins by owner Prince Abdullah, and there is now increasing optimism that United can push for a playoff spot. When asked whether he will look to make changes to the squad next month, in order to improve his team’s chances of challenging for the top six, Heckingbottom replied:
“Yeah, we are looking to strengthen. We will be seeing where we need players in terms of gaps in the squad, definitely. Whether we can manage that or not we will have to wait and see.”
Considering Heckingbottom has only been in charge for a month, it’s unlikely that the Blades manager has had time to really think about who he wants to bring in.
Despite needing more cover in defence and midfield, though, United have actually been linked with more forwards recently. Toulouse’s Rhys Healey and Brentford’s Markus Forss have been reported as targets over the past month. It will be interesting to see whether other names emerge in the coming days.