Jamal Campbell-Ryce has joined Notts County on-loan until the end of the season, although the Blades have inserted a recall clause into the deal after the first 28 days.
The 31-year-old has made 32 appearances this season in all competitions, scoring seven goals in the process, but boss Nigel Clough says this deal suits all parties. The Jamaican international will now be able to get some regular first-team football close to his Nottinghamshire base, whilst being available for United during the end of season run-in, if required.
On the decision to allow Campbell-Ryce to return to Meadow Lane, Clough remarked: "At the present time, it is a very good deal for all parties and that was an important factor.
"Jamal is a good professional and he has contributed heavily towards our success at times this season, but with the squad now looking stronger than it has at any other point during the campaign, starting opportunities have become more limited.
"So it is fantastic that this opportunity will allow him to play for a team he knows well at a vital stage in the season, he will help Shaun Derry's side finish the season well, but if we need him at any stage after the initial 28 days then we can recall him and he will be available for us."