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Deal Close: Sheffield United set to secure loan deal for Middlesbrough defender

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Sky Bet League One club Sheffield United are set to bolster their flailing domestic campaign by completing the loan signing of Alex Baptiste from Middlesbrough, according to HITC Sport.

Alex Baptiste

The versatile defender is set to join the Blades until the end of the current campaign as boss Nigel Adkins tries to get his team’s promotion push back on track.

The ex-Mansfield Town man has not played for Boro since arriving in the summer, after breaking his leg in a pre-season friendly against York City.

Baptiste will be hoping to rebuild his fitness during the loan spell and will be hoping he can get his career back on track after the serious injury.

This signing will be a big boost for the South Yorkshire outfit, who are desperate to return the Championship after many seasons in the wilderness.

Boss Adkins knows that he will be judged on whether or not his side get promoted this season and it is vital that the Blades start to win games soon.

Sheffield United fans… What do you make to this signing? Can Baptiste push you back towards the play-offs? Let us know below!


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