Former Ipswich Town striker David McGoldrick will head to Sheffield United for a trial, according to reports in the Sheffield Star.

30-year-old McGoldrick is set to redeem his Sky Bet Championship reputation as he is set to join Sheffield United on trial.

Having fallen down the pecking order behind Martyn Waghorn and Joe Garner last season, McGoldrick left Portman Road and will look to earn a move to Bramall Lane after being invited on trial by Chris Wilder.

The experienced Championship striker could make his first appearance for the Blades tomorrow during their friendly against Bradford City at Valley Parade.

McGoldrick, who scored 45 appearances in 161 appearances during his five-year spell in Suffolk, could be a potential attacking option for Wilder after it emerged that the Blades’ pursuit of Scott Hogan is becoming increasingly complicated as a result of Steve Bruce not wanting the forward to depart on loan.

While McGoldrick’s arrival in Yorkshire does not clearly signal Wilder’s change of interest, it further underline’s the Blades’ boss desire to boost his attacking department.

With current striker Ched Evans set to join a Sky Bet League One outfit on-loan later today – with Fleetwood Town among those to express an interest – Wilder is keen to bolster his attacking options by making two additions before August 4th’s opening day fixture with Swansea City.

McGoldrick, a six-time capped Republic of Ireland international, suffered a number of minor injuries last season but former Blues boss Mick McCarthy put that down to the three-hour commute from his Nottingham home.

It is reported that Wilder spoke with McCarthy at length before approaching the player, while McGoldrick is expected to spend at least a week with the Blades before a decision is made.


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