Sheffield Utd v Coventry City: Flynn signs new deal to delight of Clough

Ryan Flynn.
Ryan Flynn.
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Sheffield United midfielder Ryan Flynn has committed his future to the Blades by signing a new deal.

The 25-year-old former Liverpool youngster has penned a two-year contract at Bramall Lane, with the option of a third season.

Blades manager Nigel Clough has been impressed by the Scottish winger this season, helping United climb away from relegation trouble while also playing a key role in taking the club to the FA Cup semi-finals.

Flynn – who made 41 appearances this season, heading into today’s final game at home to Coventry City – scored in the exciting FA Cup run against Aston Villa and Charlton Athletic.

And Clough was delighted to have secured Flynn’s services as they target a Championship push next year.

“Ryan deserves his new contract and I am delighted we have managed to put this one to bed before the end of the season,” said Clough. “He has been integral to our success in recent months and you couldn’t ask for a more honest, hardworking lad and Ryan is a real team player.

“This is the start of our planning for next season, it is important we complete our business quickly to hopefully enable us to hit the ground running when we return for pre-season.”

For Flynn, he hopes next season can bring an upturn in United’s fortunes and a promotion push.

“I am delighted to have signed a new deal,” he said. “It means I can fully focus on next season and hopefully getting this club back in the Championship.

“I know there has been talk of my contract for a while, but as soon as the club opened talks I knew I always wanted to stay here. I have been here for three seasons now, I can honestly say that this is the happiest I have been and that has been reflected in my performances.”