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Warnock confident Peschisolido will join Blades

last updated Wednesday 17th January 2001, 9:38 AM
Fulham striker Paul Peschisolido is set to move to Sheffield United on loan. Canadian international Peschisolido was at United on Tuesday for talks and Blades manager Neil Warnock is confident that he can tie up a deal before Saturday's trip to West Bromwich Albion - ironically one of Peschisolido's former clubs.
Paul Peschisolido
Neil Warnock confident that Paul Peschisolido will join Blades

Warnock commented: "We've been after a couple of strikers and we've taken Paul on for a couple of months and it just gives us another string to our bow. I know what he can do and he gives us a little bit extra." "We have agreed everything with Fulham and hopefully we will complete the deal before the weekend.

We thought it was worth gambling to bring Paul in, and I'm still looking for a tall striker. I asked if I could take a player on loan until the end of the season from last week's trip into Europe. We will have to see what happens and I also want to get a couple of trialists in," added Warnock.

Peschisolido, 29, signed for Birmingham City from Toronto Blizzards in 1992 and enjoyed spells with Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion before arriving at Fulham for over £1m in 1997. Numerous changes at Craven Cottage have restricted his appearances and earlier this season spent a loan spell at Queen's Park Rangers.

Warnock added: "Paul hasn't been able to go forward because of the formidable quality of the strikers at Fulham. He's been treading water for the past couple of months and we need extra bodies here. "Paul is a bubbly character and hopefully his enthusiasm will rub off. We have the chance to change systems with him around and he already knows a few of the lads, which will help him settle down."
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