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Football News: Sheffield United Transfer Window Round Up

Sheffield United Transfer Window Round Up
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This was a very quiet window for Sheffield United under new manager Nigel Adkins, as he has had to spend some time assessing the players already at his disposal. That might turn out to be a good thing for the Blades though, as Adkins success came when he utilised the players at his disposal and got them playing a level above their previous efforts. This is a chance for him to repeat that success, with him inheriting a good squad at League One level, there is every chance that he can.

With a strong squad at his disposal, the aim this season has to be to win promotion back up to the Championship. Will this Nigel be able to succeed where the previous Nigel failed? Adkins certainly has been left strong foundations by Clough, but a change was needed for the team to progress. Adkins, the physio turned manager, will have to manage on a smaller budget than Clough, but that is when he is at his best.


The outs:

Dominic Calvert-Lewin has gone out on loan to Northampton Town.

Iain Turner has moved back to Merseyside to join Tranmere Rovers on a free transfer. As a young keeper he was brought to England from Scottish side Stirling Albion by Everton.

Michael Doyle, the veteran midfielder, has moved on a free to Portsmouth.

David Brooks, a young midfielder, has headed out on loan to Conference National side Halifax Town.

Ben Davies is the second veteran central midfielder to swop the Blades for Portsmouth on a free transfer this summer.

Sam Berry headed out to Alfreton Town on a free.

CJ Hamilton joins David Brooks on loan at Halifax Town.

Jamie Murphy stepped up to the Championship to sign for Brighton & Hove Albion.


Diego De Girolamo was the shock release. He has been receiving huge hype for years now, managing to get himself into the Italian youth sides on a regular basis. Time for him to show that there was some reality under all the hype.

The Ins:

Martyn Woolford has arrived on a free transfer from relegated Millwall.

David Edgar, the Canadian international, has joined on loan from Birmingham City.

Billy Sharp has moved from Yorkshire rivals Leeds United to work again with Nigel Adkins.

Conor Sammon has ended an extremely unsuccessful spell at Derby County to join the Blades on a free.


Despite the lack of incomings, Sheffield United are strong enough to achieve the hoped for promotion, questions must be asked of why Nigel Clough struggled to get his side into a position to achieve it during his time in charge. Nigel Adkins will hope he can repeat his feats with Scunthorpe United, who he led to the League One title.

Written by Tris Burke September 09 2015 09:53:21