Date: 4th January 2020 at 5:45pm
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Once again Sheffield United have been linked with two players from the SkyBet Championship with high-regard. Last summer the Blades were criticised via the media after the club majorly brought in players from the second tier level. Though, as the season had panned out so far, it has proved to be a shrewd move by the S2 club.

A club by club guide to the January transfer window, as published on The Guardian website, suggests that Sheffield United will continue in their support to look at Championship players who could make the step up to the Premier League.

United have previously been linked with defenders Joe Worrall from Nottingham Forest, and Republic of Ireland international Darragh Lenihan (pictured) from Blackburn Rovers, and are set to renew their interest in the pair this month.

Worrall, 22 has played over 75 first-team games for Forest, since breaking into the first team in 2016, and has further experience on loan with Dagenham & Redbridge, and north of the border with Glasgow Rangers. Meanwhile, Lenihan, 25 has played almost 150 games for Rovers since he broke into their first team in 2013.

United have a good calibre of centre-backs within the club already with Jack O’Connell, John Egan, and Chris Basham making up the first-team defence, with Richard Stearman, Phil Jagielka, Kean Bryan and new signing Jack Rodwell also among the squad.

“The fact that United have so many defenders may mean that United may look to sign only one of these players, although I would also expect there to be a couple of exits too to lighten the load.”

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