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Jeff Legue to leave Sheffield Steelers

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Sheffield Steelers have announced today that forward Jeff Legue will not be returning to the club next season.

The 32 year old Canadian is set to join EPL side Sheffield Steeldogs on a 3 year contract. Whilst fans will be be unhappy with the departure of the 4th all time leading scorer, he's insisted that he'll continue to show support for the Play Off Champions. 

"I have had a great time as a Steeler and we have all enjoyed many big wins and championships," Legue said. "At least this way I go out on my own terms. To all those who have supported me and cheered us on to victory I can't thank you enough. I've loved being a Steeler and wish them well next season. I will be cheering from the sidelines".

After the birth of his son, he's keen to spend more time with his family and the move will allow him to do so. Steelers owner Tony Smith paid tribute to Legue saying "It is a shame that Jeff won't be seeing out his career with the Steelers..Jeff came to see me earlier and explained that he felt the time was right to end his time with the Steelers as his body was sending him messages that maybe he couldn't deliver as he did in the past. I appreciate his honesty. He will always be a hero here". 

Head coach Gerard Adams has told fans that they shouldn't worry about the transfer season and has said to "Leave the stress to Tony, myself, and the rest of the office".

Legue joined the Steelers in 2007 and played 421 games for the club scoring 230 goals and 284 assists in his time in Sheffield.

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