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Craig happy to join ambitious Blades

16 July 2014

New recruit Craig Alcock says he had little hesitation in joining United and appreciates the pressure and expectation that comes with being a Blade.

The 26-year-old swapped blue and white for red and white earlier this week, signing a two-year contract at Bramall Lane, following his release by Peterborough United, and he is already looking forward to playing his football at S2.

Alcock remarked: "Once I knew of Nigel Clough's interest I didn't want to go anywhere else other than Sheffield United. There were other Clubs interested but this opportunity is a tremendous one for me personally and one I wasn't going to let it pass me by.

"It is a huge Club with excellent tradition and a burning ambition to be playing Championship football as soon as possible.

"Last season I was chasing promotion at Peterborough, but this season I am sure we can go one better at Bramall Lane and hopefully secure a top two finish."

Equally at home anywhere across the back four, Alcock will offer United's management team great versatility in the months ahead but the Truro-born operator admits he would prefer to nail down his preferred starting position if possible.

He added: "You don't come to somewhere like this and expect an easy ride, but I am ready for the challenge and confident of handling the demands that are expected of us at Sheffield United.

"I appreciate I am something of a jack of all trades, but obviously I am looking to make the right-back position my own, despite the excellent competition within the squad.

"But if the manager needs me to fill in somewhere else and it is for the good of the team then so be it, that isn't a problem."

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