Halford open-minded over future

06 April 2009 10:00
Sunderland utility man Greg Halford is staying open-minded about his future as he nears the end of his loan spell at Sheffield United. Halford has spent the season at Bramall Lane and scored the opener in the promotion hopefuls' 2-0 win over Ipswich Town on Saturday. He has struggled to make an impact since joining Sunderland in 2007 from Reading, where he also failed to sparkle. The versatile 24-year-old admits his priority is to help the Blades earn a place in the Premier League, but is waiting to find out if he is still wanted at Sunderland. "I knew I was going to be here for the year and I moved into a house as quickly as possible to try and get some roots down," said Halford. "I want promotion more than anything, that's what is on my mind at the minute. "I'm open-minded about the summer. It's down to the manager whether he wants to sign me. Nothing's been said. "I've two years left on my Sunderland contract, so we will just have to see what happens. They are keeping an eye on me." Blades boss Kevin Blackwell added: "Greg's a nomad. It's the first time he's been at a club for 12 months in three or four years. "He's been doing six months here, six months there and never felt settled. "Greg's a talented kid and I'm not sure he realises how good he can be."

Source: SKY_Sports