Warnock clears up positions
By Amanda Cornforth
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Neil Warnock has clarified the position of released duo Ade Akinbiyi and Steven Kabba.
Sheffield United boss Neil Warnock has clarified the position of transfer-listed strikers Ade Akinbiyi and Steve Kabba.
The pair were two of nine players made available for loan or transfer last week by the club as Warnock prepares to revamp his ailing side.
Both Akinbiyi and Kabba have found first team places hard to come by this season in the Premiership.
"I have told Ade that I am not too bothered if he doesn't end up leaving and I appreciate that he isn't getting much of a look-in at the moment," Warnock told the club's official website.
"He wants to play but if no-one comes in then I am happy to have him still in my plans."
Kabba, 25, has been restricted to seven appearances from the bench this season and it looks highly likely that he will quit Bramall Lane.
"Steven and I have had a chat. He's got family in London and it might do us both a bit of good if he has a fresh start.
"He will get somewhere, I've no doubt about that and 'Kabbs' is the sort who really does need to be playing when he's part of a club."
Warnock added that, although he is eyeing bringing in some fresh blood to the squad, he is encouraged by the performances his existing players are posting.
"I want to bring in reinforcements but I won't be too worried if I don't manage it - unless we suffer an injury crisis.
"To have lads like (Derek) Geary and (Rob) Kozluk exceed expectations and youngsters Stephen Quinn, Nicky Law and Colin Kazim-Richards come in and show they can hold their own is like having additional players I didn't expect anyway."