Sheffield United news: Chris Wilder tells transfer listed players to ‘go and get a club’

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Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has told his transfer listed players to


‘Go and get a club!’: Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder says transfer-listed players refusing to leave is annoying him ‘immensely’ as he tries to enforce a squad clear-out after promotion

  • Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has told those not in his plans to leave
  • Wilder is now clear on the players he wants in his Premier League squad   
  • He has become frustrated that those he doesn’t need haven’t left yet
  • Leon Clarke and Samir Carruthers are among those still at Bramall Lane
  • The transfer window for League One and Two clubs closes on September 2 

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has told the players not in his plans to ‘go and get a club’.

Wilder has grown increasingly frustrated with some member of his squad over their reluctance to pursue moves elsewhere.

A number of players, including Leon Clarke and Samir Carruthers, who were away from the club on loan last season, have made little effort to agree permanent or temporary deals away from Bramall Lane.

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has told his transfer listed players to ‘go and get a club’

Samir Carruthers, who spent last season on loan, has been told he is free to leave the club

Samir Carruthers, who spent last season on loan, has been told he is free to leave the club

WHO IS FREE TO LEAVE SHEFFIELD UNITED? 

Leon Clarke

Samir Carruthers

Ricky Holmes

Jake Wright

Ben Heneghan 

The Blades, who began life in the Premier League on Saturday with a 1-1 draw at Bournemouth, can take advantage of the transfer window still being open for clubs below the Championship until September 2.

Should they not leave the club, Wilder feels their reason for being at Bramall Lane must be questioned.

He said: ‘It depends if they want to go and play football.

‘The lads have got to decide what they want to do. I’d rather be a footballer. I’m not saying they should walk away with nothing, but I’d rather be a footballer and get on with it.

Striker Leon Clarke is another of the players still at Sheffield United despite being free to leave

Striker Leon Clarke is another of the players still at Sheffield United despite being free to leave

‘It’s up to them. I know, if I was a couple of them, that I’d have been at a new club already.

‘I won’t name names, but they should maybe think about their careers, rather than sticking something in their back pockets.

‘It annoys me immensely, because I’ve looked after a couple of them.

‘Go and get a club. It should have happened a long time ago.’  

Billy Sharp's late strike earned the Blades in their first game back in the top flight on Saturday

Billy Sharp’s late strike earned the Blades in their first game back in the top flight on Saturday

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