Simon Grayson on potential moves...
United boss Simon Grayson insists bolstering his strikeforce will not be a priority, despite pre-season injuries to Davide Somma and Luciano Becchio.
Somma is facing knee surgery and could be out for up to nine months while Grayson and his staff are also considering whether or to Becchio needs surgery on a hamstring injury.
"A striker isn't a priority," said the boss.
"It's a blow to be without Dave and equally with Luciano depending on how we go, but we have other players who can step in there so it's not a priority for me. There's Ross, Billy, Max, and Ramon who can all play up there.
"It's other places in the squad I need to develop and bring in, and we'll continue to look at those avenues.
"It has been a frustrating time in terms of what we're trying to do and I can understand the fans being frustrated.
"We have a good group here, who can compete in the Championship, what we need is a bit more depth. And as much as you would like to add to your squad at the start of pre-season, you are dictated to by other clubs and players. It happens to everyone. Everybody is waiting for the right players.
"At the start of the summer I could have got four or five in and we would have had the numbers, but would we have had the quality? I don't think so.
"I did miss out on a couple to Premier League clubs and I spoke to Lee Bowyer about coming, but he went to Ipswich for family reasons and geographical reasons because it's only an hour from London. He was close to coming, but decided family reasons were more important to him."
Grayson continues to be linked with the players, but the manager remains steadfast in his insistence that he will only move for the right targets.
"When you are in the Championship the only place you can really look is the Premier League," he said.
"When you look, other than Leicester who have spent a lot of money without any guarantee of success, there hasn't been a lot going off in terms of dealings. Things will happen, it's just a case of when."