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The £1.28m-rated forward who would be a perfect signing for Sheffield United next season

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It is an exciting time for Sheffield United following their promotion from League One last term, with Blades fans undoubtedly full of optimism, hoping that they can stay in the Championship after enduring 6 gruelling years out of it.

Despite losing 5 of his first 5 games at the helm of Sheffield United, Chris Wilder managed to steer the ship and galvanise a romp on League One, as the Blades ended up as champions of the division on 100 points.

They face a busy summer as they prepare to make the necessary additions to their squad to keep them afloat in the second tier.

The likes of Ched Evans, Enda Stevens and George Baldock are just a few of the names to arrive at Bramall Lane thus far in this transfer window.

One player who would be a fantastic signing for the Blades though, is Nottingham Forest’s Jamie Ward, who is valued at a price of £1.28million on Transfermarkt.

The 31-year-old is no stranger to the Bramall Lane faithful, having made over 63 appearances for the Blades between 2009 to 2011, netting 9 times.

Since then, the versatile forward, who can also operate as a winger, has gained vast Championship experience, making over 120 appearances for Derby, and 50 appearances for Forest.

Ward finds himself massively down the pecking order at the City Ground behind the likes of Britt Assombalonga and Ben Brereton, as proven by a loan spell last campaign at Burton Albion, where he netted 5 times in 18 appearances for the Brewers.

With the addition of Jason Cummings, the Northern Irish international’s game time is likely to be even more limited, and therefore a move away from the East Midlands club could be on the cards.

At the age of 31, Ward still has plenty to offer in the Championship, and still possesses pace and trickery that would make him a key asset for Wilder’s men next term.

So…what do you think Blades fans? Would Jamie Ward be a good signing? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!


Nottingham-based journalist who regularly covers Nottingham Forest home and away.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

Article title: The £1.28m-rated forward who would be a perfect signing for Sheffield United next season

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