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New signing speaks

15 July 2015

Martyn Woolford says the chance to play for Sheffield United under the management of Nigel Adkins convinced him to make the switch to Bramall Lane.

The 29-year-old forward arrives in South Yorkshire on a two-year deal with the option of a third on Tuesday and says he is wanting to be competing at the right end of a division rather than fighting relegation as he was last season at Millwall in the Championship.

The Featherstone-born operator commented: "I am delighted to have got my future sorted out and even more pleased it is at a Club like United where the Gaffer is now in charge.

"I know what Nigel demands from you as a player, but I also know how much him and his staff support their players, so I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with them again, especially given the success they have had in this division.

"Personally I know a lot about the division and having scored the winning goal in the play-off final for Scunthorpe at Wembley, I also have experience of winning promotion from this league and hopefully that will help this season.

"There was interest from the Championship, but this move felt right and ticked all the boxes, including enabling me to move back up north, but first and foremost it was a footballing decision."

Looking ahead, Woolford has acknowledged he now needs to knuckle down and get himself ready for the seasonal opener at Gillingham on 8th August.

The Yorkshireman added: "I am a little bit behind in terms of pre-season training having started keeping fit on my own, but it is terrific to be back in the football environment and I am feeling good.

"But I know there will be some tough days and sessions ahead and I have to prove myself, just like everyone else, because we are all here to prove to the manager that we should be in the team come the first day of the new season."

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