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Fans impress new recruit

2 January 2013

Danny Higginbotham says 'agent' Dave Kitson helped seal his New Year's Day move to South Yorkshire.

Higginbotham was poised to re-join Ipswich Town on-loan at the weekend, before Kitson's intervention saw the vastly experienced defender pen an initial six month contact with the Blades.

Having played the full game in the 2-2 draw with Doncaster Rovers, Higginbotham admits he was spurred on by the 4,285 travelling contingent at the Keepmoat Stadium and he is now relishing the chance of more action with the Blades.

On his move and Tuesday's thrilling late comeback, Higginbotham commented: "I was getting ready to go back to Ipswich on Sunday but after speaking to Dave I was optimistic something would be sorted here and thankfully it was.

"It has been a whirlwind 48 hours or so and now I am just focused on getting my head down and working hard.

"When I saw how many fans were at Doncaster I knew what a fantastic opportunity this was and quite honestly it is an honour to play for fans like this because they were unbelievable.

"I don't say that lightly but that level of support was fantastic, whether the game was two miles away from home or two hundred.

"I am fortunate to get this move, but I am under no illusions that I will have to work hard to play regularly.

"Dropping into League One isn't a worry for me because this is a club on the up and I didn't want to be stuck at Stoke just picking my money up because that isn't me.

"This division is a good one but we want to fight our way back to the Championship in the months ahead and I am sure we have the ability and character to do so."

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