Sheffield United secure Washington deal

SHEFFIELD UNITED manager Chris Wilder has expressed his delight after adding to his striking department with the deadline day signing of Northern Ireland international Conor Washington.

New Sheffield United signing Conor Washington (Picture: PA)

The 26-year-old former Peterborough United player has signed a one-year deal with the Blades after his QPR contract was terminated.

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Wilder commented: “It is common knowledge that we have been searching for a striker and a lot of names have been bandied around the media. Conor ticks a lot of boxes in what we are looking for at the top of the pitch, he’s got pace, power and works hard, a good fit for us.”

Washington is United’s seventh signing of the summer, following Dean Henderson, Ben Woodburn, John Egan, Ollie Norwood, David McGoldrick and Kean Bryan into Bramall Lane.