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Warnock eyes new arrivals
11 Dec 2006 - 08:49:08
Sheffield United manager Neil Warnock hopes to bolster his squad with several permanent signings in next month's transfer window.
The Blades boss went on a scouting mission in Europe last week and thinks he will eventually reap the rewards of the trip.
Two successive victories have lifted United out of the relegation zone and Warnock is determined to do everything he can to ensure the club remains in the Premiership for another season.
"The board are trying to do what they can to take this club forward by finding me the money to bring in better players - but if I can't find them I won't waste the money," he told the club's official website.
"However, I'm hopeful of bringing some new faces in on a permanent basis rather than on loan.
"My job in this is to sell Sheffield United to prospective targets but the better we get the easier that becomes.
"Having said that, they might not get straight into the side because we've got good players here already and new faces will have to fight their way in.
"There's no definite answer to what funds I'll have in total but, in the past, if I've asked the board for help in bringing someone in they've tried to support me.
"Last week's scouting trip was a good experience. Some of the players I'd gone to look at were disappointing but potential new ones emerged that I hadn't even considered.
"It was a busy schedule and pretty tiring but you have to do the mileage. It's been probably the hardest week of the year for me."