Newry City skipper Richard Clarke has failed to win the chance to move to Championship side Sheffield United.
Richard Clarke guested for Bryan Robson's Sheffield United
Northern Ireland Under-21 international Clarke guested for the Blades in a pre-season friendly match against Portadown last weekend.
"He did well at Portadown but did not really improve on what we already have," said United boss Bryan Robson.
Clarke recently had a week-long trial at Bury and has attracted interest from several other clubs.
Newry City manager Gerry Flynn has said they would not stand in Clarke's way if he got the chance of a cross-chanel move.
However, City are admant they willl not sell Clarke to another Carnegie Premier League club.
Robson said he would be speaking to Clarke and Newry manager Gerry Flynn before making a decision.
Clarke had just completed a week on trial with League Two side Bury.