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New challenge excites Moore

19 August 2016

Simon Moore says he's excited about the prospect of playing regular first-team football at Bramall Lane.


The Sandown born stopper officially put pen-to-paper on a three-year deal early on Friday morning, with the Blades paying Cardiff City an undisclosed fee for his services.


And Moore, who is eligible to make his debut in Saturday's clash at Millwall, is already optimistic about the challenge ahead.


Speaking as a Blade for the first time, the 26-year-old remarked: "I'm delighted this deal has come off and once a club like Sheffield United showed a genuine interest my mind was quickly made up.


"It's a big club with ambitions to get back up into the Championship and beyond and my job is to come here and contribute towards that success.


"As a goalkeeper if you aren't playing it can become very frustrating and that was the case with me. I have worked with a fantastic goalkeeper in David Marshall at Cardiff, but he is the best in the Championship and sitting on the bench is difficult to take.


"I hopefully now have an opportunity to play first-team football consistently and I'm confident I'll display my best form as a result."


The former Brentford number one is no stranger to the division or Bramall Lane and he is looking forward to playing in front of the S2 faithful.


He added: "I have four great years at Griffin Park, narrowly missing out on promotion via the play-offs to Yeovil, so I know what it takes to do well at this level.


"I just want to establish myself here and show to the fans why I have been brought in.


"Another big factor in coming was the chance to play at Bramall Lane, it's a wonderful stadium which generates a terrific atmosphere and speaking from experience as a member of opposition previously it is a special place to play your football."