Sheffield United: Clough says Blades have Done well

Matt Done in action for Sheffield United's South Yorkshire rivals Barnsley
Matt Done in action for Sheffield United's South Yorkshire rivals Barnsley

Matty Done has set his sights on playing Championship football next season after joining Sheffield United, writes James Shield.

The former Barnsley and Hibernian forward became the fifth new arrival at Bramall Lane during the transfer window when he left Rochdale last night.

Done said: “I’m delighted to sign for a club the size of Sheffield United. It was just an opportunity I couldn’t turn down.

“I feel, with the squad and management, this club is very capable of having a good crack at promotion and personally I’m particularly excited to be playing in front of 20,000 fans every other week.”

“I’d love to help to get Sheffield United back to the Championship,” he added. “Which is where the club should be.”

Done, aged 26, agreed a two-and-half year contract with a further 12 month option after scoring 14 goals in 30 appearances for United’s League One rivals since August.

“Matt is a player we have watched extensively over the last few months,” manager Nigel Clough, whose side host Preston North End in the FA Cup tonight, said. “We’ve been impressed with his goals, assists and work-rate.

“He is lively, can play in a number of attacking positions and he also offers us additional pace in dangerous areas.”

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