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‘It wouldn’t surprise me if he wants to go’ – Paddy Kenny wades in on Sheffield United transfer situation



Former Blades Goalkeeper Paddy Kenny has claimed Regan Slater wants to leave the club.

Slater, who was linked with a move to Hull City last week, has gone on loan to the Tigers in the past and is now seeking an opportunity to move away from United permanently, according to Kenny. 

“Well, if Preston and Hull are in, It wouldn’t surprise me if he wants to go,” said Kenny, via Football Insider

“He’s had a few good loan spells now but he’s only played one league game for Sheffield United.

“When you are 22 years old there comes a point where you want to be part of the first team after getting all of this experience.

“If he continues to not be involved then I think it would make sense to move on and join a club where he can play week in week out.

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Slater has not been involved in Sheffield United’s Championship campaign so far this season. 

The midfielder played 27 times for Hull in League One last season, starting 11 games. Slater has also spent time on loan at Scunthorpe United and Carlisle United. 

Hull City find themselves 19th in the Championship table on 23 points. They are four points clear of the relegation zone, but have lost their last two matches. Those defeats came against Blackpool, 1-0, and Nottingham, 2-1. 

Hull’s last victory came on November 27 as they won 2-1 against Millwall. 

Sheffield United are currently on a four game winning run that has put them 13th in the Championship table under new boss Paul Heckingbottom. 

The Verdict

A move away from Sheffield United is the right decision for Slater at this point. It can be frustrating to go out on loan to multiple places and still not feel like there is a pathway into the first team.

This will have also unsettled Slater, to be moving around from club to club every year. A permanent move to somewhere he knows and somewhere he will play is the right move for him in his career.

While Hull find themselves in a relegation battle instead of a promotion one, the value of getting play time is worth far more than what position the team is fighting for in the league.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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