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Only way is up, says new boy

6 June 2014

Chris Basham has revealed that he did not take much persuading to join the Blades.

The utility player's signing was announced on Thursday and the former Blackpool player is keen to get started.

"I'm really happy everything is done and sorted," said Basham. "I've looked at the history of the Club and the destiny and it ticked every box for me. I brought my dad for a look round and he agreed that this is a great Club, we think the only way is up.

"There was Championship interest in me but dropping a level isn't a problem. The manager, staff and all the players I've spoken to have all said that the only way is up - I think I'm going to enjoy it here.

"I've chatted with Bob Harris and Mark Howard, both of whom I know from Blackpool, and they say it is a great place. I watched with interest the end to the last season. My head was turned as soon as I arrived, I got my pen out and signed on the dotted line. I'm ready to get pre-season under way."

The Blades have already signed Marc McNulty, Jamal Campbell-Ryce and Andy Butler this summer, and Basham has signed a three year deal.

"The plan is to move over and settle in the city," added Basham. "It is a huge city, which I want to get to know better. We've got a youngster on the way and it would be great if he or she grew up as a Sheffield United supporter."

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