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New boy Paul ready to get started

13 September 2012

Paul Gallagher is eager to impress at Bramall Lane after securing a one-month loan switch from Championship outfit Leicester City.


On his move, Gallagher said: "Talks only started on Wednesday and I signed this morning (Thursday), so it all happened quickly. My agent phoned me saying he had spoken to the manager and I was keen to see what he had to say.


"I had a ten minute chat with the Gaffer, was impressed by what he said and obviously the club speaks for itself, so it was an easy decision to make.


"I have known for a while of Sheffield United's interest, things happen for a reason so hopefully this move can prove to be a good one."


The Scottish international insists playing games is his number one priority and says he was attracted to South Yorkshire by the enthusiasm of the manager and the tradition the club is famous for:


"At 28 all I want to do is play games. For the last six or seven seasons I have been a regular, so not playing for the last three months has been so frustrating.


"In the past I have regularly scored around ten goals a season from midfield areas, obviously I also pride myself on my assists too.


"I told the manager of my versatility, but my preferred is playing from the left and cutting inside on to my right foot. Because I was a striker growing up I always have had the knack of scoring goals and taking up dangerous positions in and around the box.


"Dropping down to League One to play for Sheffield United isn't a problem because of the stature and history, but I wouldn't have been drawn by many clubs."


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