Yorkshire latest: Blades target Leeds forward, Rotherham could land £1m man

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Sheffield United in for Leeds attacker

Sheffield United could make a move for Leeds United striker Noel Hunt.

Hunt has fallen out of contention at Leeds as he hasn’t scored a goal for over a year and it appears that Blades could offer him a chance to find his goalscoring tough again.

Rotherham record target could still come

Rotherham United may have broken their record transfer figure on Jonson Clarke-Harris, but Steve Evans is intending to capture a target who would be even more costly.

The Millers nearly landed a mystery £1 million man on deadline day, but Evans believes that a temporary deal, with a view to a permanent, could be agreed when the loan window re-opens.

“We’ll look at it again,” he said.

“We were very close on Monday, but just couldn’t quite agree on the structure of the fee. We’ll give it a couple of weeks. The amount we’re talking about would be a serious club record.”

Massimo Cellino admits to being confused

Massimo Cellino has left Neil Redfearn in charge of Leeds United as he is confused over which manager should be appointed.

Redfearn is reportedly amongst the candidates to takeover the Whites job, which was made vacant after he sacked David Hockaday.

Cellino has missed out on his first choice target to get the post in Oscar Garcia and now seems to be taking his time over making a decision about who to permanently appoint.

The outspoken Italian said: "I've decided to leave the team to Neil. At the moment too many coaches call me and I'm confused.

"For the moment it's the best thing to do."

Royston Drenthe can’t wait to get started

New Sheffield Wednesday signing Royston Drenthe says that he cannot wait to get started at Hillsborough.

Drenthe signed on deadline day from Reading and he is now looking to make an impact in Yorkshire.

"I cannot wait to start because I need to be playing football," Drenthe enthused. "Everyone at Reading has been great with me but I am a footballer who needs to be playing games.

"As soon as I was told of the interest from Sheffield Wednesday, my reaction was 'get me there' because this is such a great club and one that I think is going places."

Alcock a doubt

Craig Alcock is a doubt for Sheffield United’s match against Rochdale, which takes place in just over a week's time.

The versatile defender has made a good start to life at Blades, but his progress could be thwarted due to a thigh complaint.

Alcock missed Sheffield United’s match last weekend against Preston North End and, although the injury is not expected to be serious, it is a blow to be without the former Peterborough United man.

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