League One side Scunthorpe United have completed a deal to sign Sheffield United midfielder Regan Slater.
Confirmed by the club today, the Iron have made the move to sign the Blades youngster on a season-long loan deal after the midfielder impressed for Chris Wilder’s team during pre-season in the last few weeks.
The 19-year-old is highly thought of at Bramall Lane and is continuing his education and progression in the game following a successful loan spell with Carlisle United last season in League Two.
Blades manager Chris Wilder has played Slater in all his pre-season games this year but has seemingly used the approach from Scunthorpe to allow Slater to go out and get more regular game time under his belt given United will be playing Premier League football this term.
Slater has the likes of Oli Norwood and John Fleck ahead of him in the ranks at Bramall Lane, while the Blades also added Ben Osborn this week to further increase competition in the middle of the park.
However, Slater will be delighted to have got the move to Scunthorpe, and will no doubt see it as an important step in his development rather than being the first-step in Chris Wilder ushering him out of the door on a permanent basis.
This is a fine move by Scunthorpe United, who are getting themselves a top young player who is highly-rated by a top manager in the game.
Slater is all action and has plenty of quality in the locker, and he will be hoping to show just what he can do at Glanford Park.
If he can really impress and kick on further, there is no reason why Slater can’t go on to become one of the key midfield players for Sheffield United in the coming years.