Warnock steps up striker hunt

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Sheffield United boss Neil Warnock will step up his search for a new striker after Steve Kabba's injury jinx struck again and he suffered a broken leg on his comeback.

The unlucky Kabba had been out all season with tendonitis in his knee but returned as a substitute during Sunday's 1-1 draw with Wigan Athletic.

However, his return lasted just 26 minutes as he had to be replaced in the closing stages of the match with a suspected broken leg.

Scans have confirmed a break and he now faces a battle to play again this term, but Warnock is unable to wait any longer.

The Blades boss has nothing but sympathy for the former Crystal Palace marksman, but says that he will be looking to bring a new striker in during the transfer window.

The sale of Michael Brown to Tottenham will give Warnock some funds to spend and he expects to have some fresh faces available for their promotion push.

"I can't wait for Steve Kabba any longer now but I really feel sorry for the lad because what happened just about sums up his luck," said Warnock.

"If I'm doing my job properly you will see a different side in about two weeks' time.

"I've got to bring in fresh faces.

"Hopefully there could be quite a different team out there by the time we play our next league game against Gillingham on January 10.

"With a little bit of luck in the transfer market we'll be in with a really great chance.

"You saw out there the reasons why I want to bring a striker in.

"Our goal was taken really well but then we missed some good chances."