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Clarke optimistic about the future

29 July 2016

Leon Clarke is convinced his time at Bramall Lane will be another prolific spell in his career.


The 31-year-old joined the Blades on a three-year deal earlier this week, with United paying Bury an undisclosed fee for his services and despite his time at the other end of the city, Clarke says he is only bothered about the future having completed a move to S2.


He remarked: "Of course there are probably going to be people who aren't that happy about me joining because I was at Sheffield Wednesday in the past.


"I'd say to them 'just have a little bit of patience with me, encourage me and the goals will come.'


"I've shown that in the past. I've scored goals with all of the teams I've been at and I'll be giving everything to do the same here."


And the striker says he is a 'very different player' now to the one who represented the Owls.
He added: "I'm a very different player to when I was at Wednesday and I'm a very different person too.


"Back then, I probably didn't look after myself as well as I could have done. I'd put weight on, then the weight would come off again.


"But I'm more mature now. Things have happened to me at home, I'm a father now, and in my personal life that have given me a completely different outlook."


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