Steve Davies completes Sheffield United loan switch

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Blackpool striker Steve Davies has joined up with former manager Nigel Clough at Sheffield United until the end of the season.

Davies is Blackpool's top goal scorer this season but has only scored five goals for the Seasiders. With his contract up at the end of the season, Davies has more than likely ended his two year spell with Blackpool. 


Nigel Clough is keen to add more firepower to his strike force as the Yorkshire side push for automatic promotion to the Championship. Sheffield United are currently in 5th place and currently four points ahead of Doncaster who occupy the final play off place in League One. Clough has worked with Davies before at Derby County but his time there was plagued with injury.

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Clough, however, was a big fan of Davies and always backed him to come through on the other side. With all these injuries Davies still managed 21 goals for the Rams before he moved onto Bristol City.

Steve Davies was removed from the Blackpool side who lost 1-0 to Birmingham midweek after he informed Lee Clark that he would like to move on. Manager Lee Clark reportedly had a "heart to heart" with the Liverpudlian and has allowed him to move on loan to Sheffield United.

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"He said he was a bit unhappy with certain things and would like the possibility of moving on," Clark told BBC Radio Lancashire.


"When a player is like that, you have to take it into considering because it is pointless having a player who is so unhappy around the club."

Clark also told the Blackpool Gazette “When I first got here, Steven was out of the team and had been injured. We got him going and he scored some goals, but during the last couple of weeks he didn’t look like he was enjoying his football.


“It’s not just about being a manager – it’s about treating them as people too. I don’t want any of my players to be unhappy and Steven felt he would like to pursue something different, but at the moment there’s no deal agreed.”

Davies will now be available to play against Blackpool's neighbours Fleetwood on Saturday and is expected to go straight into the starting eleven. 

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