Bury are looking to sign experienced striker James Hanson on loan from Sheffield Utd, according to journalist Alan Nixon.

Chris Lucketti is looking to replace Bury’s top goalscorer Jermaine Beckford, who is out for the season through injury with Sheffield Utd striker James Hanson.

Bury currently sit bottom of League One and Lucketti is in desperate to bring new faces to Gigg Lane in order to avoid relegation. The Shakers are the lowest scorers in League One but they hope this will change with the addition of James Hanson.

Hanson performed a key role as Sheffield United cruised to promotion last term. But, after failing to command a regular place in Wilder’s starting eleven since then, he could be sacrificed as United look to strengthen the options at their disposal.

He helped Bradford to promotion from League Two, has operated at League One for more than three seasons and played a big role in cup victories over the likes of Aston Villa, Arsenal and Chelsea. In total, he scored 91 goals in 286 starts for Bradford City.

Standing at 6ft 4ins, Hanson has been the scourge of defenders at every level for a number of years.

Hanson is a tireless worker, who puts himself about as much as any workhorse type player would in the side.

He is smart striker, as he knows where to be in position to most effective and link up with attacking players, whilst being a capable finisher with both feet.

Hanson nearly left Sheffield Utd in the summer with Blackburn and Scunthorpe keen to sign him, according to The Star.

Also, Mansfield Town reportedly had a bid accepted by Sheffield United for Hanson, however the player rejected the move to Field Mill reported by Scunthorpe Telegraph.

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