Paynter joins Sheffield United on loan

Doncaster Rovers' Billy Paynter has joined Sheffield United.

Doncaster Rovers' Billy Paynter has joined Sheffield United.

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Sheffield United have made their first foray into the January transfer market by signing Billy Paynter on loan from South Yorkshire rivals Doncaster Rovers.

The 29-year-old former Leeds United striker joins the Blades on loan for the remainder of the season.

Paynter goes straight into Nigel Clough’s plans for Saturday’s visit to Meadow Lane.

Clough said: “Billy is a proven striker at this level and he gives us additional options with a busy period of fixtures ahead.

“He is cup-tied but available for the league games and will be able to share the load with Chris Porter.”

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