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Higdon the Blade

4 August 2014

Michael Higdon says he had no hesitation in joining Sheffield United, once the Blades made intentions known this summer.

The 30-year-old officially became a Blade on Monday afternoon and he is now keen to hit the ground running in the weeks ahead.

Speaking shortly after penning a two-year contract, with the option of a third, Higdon remarked: "Once a Club like Sheffield United say they want you, it isn't a hard conclusion to come to.

"I have jumped at the chance to come here. This is an ambitious Club, with an excellent squad and a management team that is highly respected.

"I have to admit I am slightly behind in terms of pre-season fitness, but I have kept myself in shape and gradually, with the assistance of games, I should be up to full speed sooner rather than later, hopefully in the next few weeks."

The former Motherwell marksman is also looking forward to combining with Jamie Murphy again after the pair enjoyed a productive spell together at Fir Park.

Higdon added: "Jamie is a very, very good player, who really established himself in English football last season, so hopefully we can work well together again when given the chance.

"I have spoken to him and a number of the other lads I have played with in Scotland in the last few days and they all have nothing but positive things to say about the Club, the management, the lads and the fans.

"I have played at Bramall Lane as a visiting player, but the prospect of having 20,000 supporters backing me not booing me is something that is exciting. I can't wait to get started."

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