Sheffield United have signed a couple of new faces as they look to go one better than last season’s play-off defeat, bringing in young striker John Cofie on loan from Manchester United, and full-back Darryl Westlake from Walsall.
Former Burnley youngster Cofie spent last season on loan at Royal Antwerp, and becomes the Blades’ first summer signing.
Walsall youth-team product Westlake arrives for an undisclosed fee, seemingly as a direct replacement for Matt Lowton, who joined Aston Villa for £3m earlier this month.
Meanwhile, Sheffield United captain Michael Doyle has appealed to teammate Kevin McDonald to stay at the club, after it was revealed by manager Danny Wilson that he has not returned for pre-season training.
McDonald is out of contract with the Blades, but Doyle has made his feelings clear: “I’m desperate for him to come back, all the lads are. Unfortunately he’s not here at the minute but I think it would be a massive lift if he came back in”