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Sheffield United linked with Paynter

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Leeds United striker Billy Paynter is rumoured to be a possible transfer target, for recently relegated Sheffield United.

Paynter, 26 is only a year into his three year deal with the Whites, but after a tough first season could be tempted to move to the South Yorkshire club. Moving to Sheffield United will give Paynter the chance to link up with former boss Danny Wilson.

Wilson and Paynter were together at Swindon for 18 months, in his final season Paynter bagged 29 goals before Leeds snapped him up on a free transfer. A long term shin injury hampered Paynter's season, his only goal in 23 appearances came against Preston away at the Deepdale. After serving a three match ban for a sending off against the Blades, Paynter started the remaining four games for Leeds.

Partnering Ross McCormack up front, Paynter showed promise but had a very poor start to his Leeds career. With a full pre-season behind him I think he could improve and adjust to the Championship, and would be a good squad player to have. Selling the former Swindon man would also limit Grayson's options up front, with only three strikers available for selection.

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