Bury v Sheffield United: Warnock plans to speak with Wilson over Poleon deal

Danny Wilson is looking to bolster his attacking options to get Sheffield United back into the automatic promotion picture.

The Blades slipped from top spot in November to sixth by the beginning of February, with Saturday’s belated first League win of the calendar year seeing them climb back to fifth.

With the Rovers of Tranmere and Doncaster both losing at the weekend, United find themselves back within striking distance of the top two thanks to their 2-1 win at Shrewsbury.

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And to strengthen their claims Wilson is keen to add to his attacking options in the emergency loan window.

One name in the frame is Leeds United teenager Dominic Poleon, who can play as an attacking midfielder or as a striker.

The London-born 19-year-old has scored once for Leeds in four appearances and has experience of playing in League Two with the Blades’ opponents tonight, Bury.

Poleon scored three goals in seven games while at Gigg Lane.

Interest in Poleon is high, but it appears because of Neil Warnock’s former allegiances to Bramall Lane, that is where the youngster might be headed.

“We have had five or six enquiries for Dom, including one from Sheffield United,” said Warnock.

“I need to speak to Danny about that and plan to do so. I have spoken to Dom and we will have to see what happens next.”

United were no closer to confirming the deal last night, and even if it does not happen in time for tonight’s trip over the Pennines for a game that has already been postponed once, Wilson does have an in-form striker to fall back on.

Former Premier League front man Dave Kitson was one of the manager’s best pieces of business last summer, and again at the end of the year when he convinced the 33-year-old to put his ambitions to play abroad on hold. Kitson continued to repay Wilson’s faith with the winning goal at Shrewsbury.

Wilson said: “That goal was an absolute screamer and shows exactly why the lad has spent most of his career in the Premiership.

“He is getting better with games as you would expect and he will continue to be a major threat when he demonstrates that level of quality.”

Last six games: Bury LLDDWD; Sheffield United WLDLLW.

Last time: Bury 0 Sheffield United 3; January 14, 2012; League One.

Referee: G Salisbury (Lancashire).