Could Sheffield United be the ideal destination for available Leeds star?

Sheffield United should try to capture Leeds United striker Noel Hunt before the loan deadline shuts.

Sheffield United could be the perfect destination for Leeds United striker Noel Hunt to find his form once again.

The striker has struggled for games and goals at Elland Road of late, and a move to League One could be the ideal switch to get him back to the top of his game.

Hunt has been made available by Leeds ahead of the loan deadline, according to a report in the Yorkshire Post, and it could be something which interests the Blades.

Nigel Clough's side are known to be on the hunt for a striker, but their efforts to sign their one have proved fruitless so far.

Brighton and Hove Albion were unwilling to relinquish Chris O'Grady, who had topped Blades' wishlist, while Nottingham Forest's Dexter Blackstock rejected an opportunity to move to Bramall Lane. 

Hunt is unlikely to say no to the chance of playing regular football again, though, as his chances have been so limited. The move would be a local one to him and it could be a good one for all parties. 

Hunt is unlikely to get a look-in at Leeds, but the League One outfit are desperate for a frontman, after Michael Higdon's and Marc McNulty's failure to make an impact after singing in the summer. 

The only concern for Clough would be Hunt's lack of goals recently, but he has actually shown excellent form at reserve level.

Hunt has knuckled down after being dropped from the side and captained Leeds's development side last week, such was the standard of his displays away from the senior side. 

The Republic of Ireland international has not featured since the start of August for the first-team and has failed to hit the back of the net for over a year, yet his qualities are obvious. 

A tireless worker, Hunt has proven to be a threat in the second tier previously in his career, and he is likely to thrive at League One level. 

Considering time is running out for Sheffield United on their striker search, with the loan window set to close on Thursday, they could do a lot worse than taking a look at a local player, of proven quality, who is eager to receive his chance. 

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