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Wilson's tells of window uncertainty

30 August 2012

Danny Wilson is unsure what Friday's transfer deadline day has in store for the Blades.

When questioned at Thursday's weekly pre-match press conference about the restrictions of transfer windows and how they affected his plans, the Gaffer gave a frank response:

"If anything happens it will be unfortunate. At the moment we haven't received any offers for our players, but as we know full well, most clubs do their business late in the day.

"My biggest gripe at the transfer window is the uncertainly it causes because until the window passes you can't finalise your squad, no matter how hard you work during the summer and pre-season.

"It is detrimental to everyone, even the Premiership, but more so throughout the Football League because you just don't know if someone might make a late move for one of your players and we would then have to move for somebody to fill that void.

"It might not be for the best but it makes for great theatre, Sky Sports have been counting down to this day for months and that is where all the excitement generates from, but for managers and clubs it is a nightmare."

Wilson added: "What I want to put on record is we aren't here to give our players away, if a club wants to buy from us they will pay the going rate for that player because the deal can't be detrimental to the football club.

"Hopefully, if we do lose anybody, we will have chance to replace them with players we believe are available and capable of adding something to the squad.

"We aren't actively looking to recruit or to move anybody on, particularly the youngsters at this stage because they have been involved with the first-team throughout the season to date.

"Depending what we have when we come through the window, we might look to get a couple out on-loan if it benefits the player and gains them vital experience elsewhere."

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