Clough targets right character

Nigel Clough will be considering character as well as ability in his pursuit of fresh faces at Sheffield United.

Clough is eager to freshen up his ranks ahead of what he hopes will be a season of promotion challenging in 2014/15.

He has, however, warned those hoping to join an ambitious project at Bramall Lane that they will have to offer more than just footballing talent to his ranks.

Clough said in the Sheffield Star: "It's not just what they are capable of doing on the pitch.

"It's what they are like off it, what type of characters they are, as well.

"That's key and something we always take into account. That won't change."

Clough claims to have a 'long list' of targets heading into the summer transfer window, but will ensure that any possible recruits are 'made of the right stuff' before making his move.

He added: "We're fortunate to have a really good group here now.

"Players who are ready to work hard and do whatever it takes to try and achieve something. Anyone who comes in must have the same approach."