Sheffield United striker Ched Evans remains a part of manager Chris Wilder’s plans, despite the forward completing a move to Fleetwood Town this weekend.
In an interview for the Sheffield Star prior to Evans’ departure being confirmed, Wilder spoke about the ‘flexibility’ of the deal with Fleetwood, but insisted that Evans could well still be part of his plans this season if he goes well down in League One.
Wilder insisted that game time and playing ‘Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday, Tuesday’ was far more important for Evans than just putting in the work on the training pitch, and said that he felt for the Welshman, who struggled with injury last season and then couldn’t get in the picture due to the form of Leon Clarke and Billy Sharp.
Evans caused quite a stir when he did re-sign for United at the beginning of last season following what was huge media pressure following his release from prison and subsequently overturned conviction for rape some seven years ago.
The Welshman signed for Chesterfield following his release from prison and impressed for the Spirteites enough to convince United and Wilder to acquire his services. Evans will be hoping a run in the first team with Fleetwood can yield the goals for him and eventually win him a place back in the Blades line up.
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