Sheffield United have been handed a significant boost ahead of Monday’s Steel City derby, with Jack O’Connell committing his long-term future to the club.
An announcement has come from the Blades’ official website this morning confirming that O’Connell has agreed a new contract that ties him down at Bramall Lane until the summer of 2023.
✍️ | The Blades have received a major boost ahead of Monday's Sheffield derby – Jack O'Connell has put pen-to-paper on a new contract until the summer of 2023.
The 24-year-old has become an integral part of Chris Wilder's squad, following his arrival from Brentford.#SUFC
— Sheffield United (@SUFC_tweets) February 28, 2019
O’Connell, 24, has been at the heart of Sheffield United’s rise through the EFL since arriving at the club from Brentford in 2016.
The centre-back has helped the club win promotion to the Championship and has been central to them establishing themselves back in the second-tier.
Now, the Blades are fighting for promotion in the Championship, with O’Connell making 31 appearances as Chris Wilder’s side go in search of Premier League football.
And, it’s safe to say that the Sheffield United faithful were delighted with this latest show of commitment from the defender.
Here is a look at some of their reaction…
Get in ????⚔️⚪️????
— Adam Wilcock (@adamsw_11) February 28, 2019
Great news, but let’s not pretend we make people see our contracts that they sign, Brooks signed one, McDonald, etc
— Jonathon (@jonathonchapma2) February 28, 2019
Bloody brilliant news ????????
— John Curtis (@Johncurtis1889) February 28, 2019
Big news x
— Henry⚔️ (@henryw__) February 28, 2019
YESS I LOVE YOU UTB
— masonhiggy (@masonhiggy3) February 28, 2019
— Blades Mad (@Blades_Mad) February 28, 2019
— Jamie Davies ❤️????⚪️????⚔️ (@daviesblades83) February 28, 2019