Former Burnley target to play in England

Last updated : 16 January 2007 By Tony Scholes
Manager Steve Cotterill went out to watch Shelton in the CONCACAF and was impressed enough to bring him over for a trial, one that led to him being offered a deal at Burnley for the 2005/06 season. However that was blocked when we failed to secure a work permit for him and he returned to his club Harbor View.

He's more recently been playing in Sweden, partnering Henrik Larsson at Helsingborgs, and his form has been good enough to persuade Neil Warnock to sign him for Sheffield United for a fee of £2 million, and join the plethora of strikers at Bramall Lane. His time in Sweden has been hit by a series of injuries that have meant him missing several games during their 2006 season.

Sheffield United have said they are still awaiting international clearance, that is something that will come from the Swedish FA, but there has been no mention of work permits which suggests they must not have encountered the problems Burnley faces back in August 2005.

I'm sure Burnley fans will watch with interest, should he be lucky enough to get a game ahead of all the other strikers, the player who was so close to being a Claret.