Sheffield United, like many of the Championship sides this year, are scrambling to bring in bodies before the close of the transfer window next Thursday.
The Blades have done extremely well to claim nine points in their opening five Championship games after winning League One last season, but defeats to Cardiff City and Middlesbrough have signalled that additions are needed.
Chris Wilder is desperate to bring bodies through the door to sure up his side with extra Championship quality, and he may have just been given a God send.
Reading midfielder Stephen Quinn announced after Tuesday night’s League Cup victory over Millwall that there is a good chance he will need to go out on loan in search for first team football this year.
Quinn also admitted that he considered retiring from football last year after struggling to shake off a long term injury, and may use a loan spell to get himself back into the motions of first team football.
There is little doubt in my mind that Sheffield United should absolutely bring Quinn back on loan this season.
Quinn was a fan favourite at Bramall Lane during his seven year stay at the club, and they know how good a player he can be.
He made over 230 appearances for the Blades and won their player of the season award in 2011.
It’s a place where his qualities are known, and thus they will have patience with Quinn IF he struggles to get back into the swing of things.
But the 31-year-old has looked very good in both his appearances for the Royals this season, and before his injury woes was an extremely strong asset for the club in the 2015/16 season.
Quinn would provide Championship experience and quality to Sheffield United’s midfield.
This would be a move that I’m sure both the fans and the player alike would love.
Chris Wilder needs to take advantage of this situation.
Sheffield United fans… Do you agree with this? How much would you like to see Stephen Quinn return? Let us know in the comments below!