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Hanson happy

26 January 2017

James Hanson says he is excited about the 'fresh challenge' that awaits him at Sheffield United.

The striker, who has previously spent his entire professional career with his hometown club Bradford City, was officially confirmed as a Blade on Tuesday evening and he was relieved to see the deal concluded, albeit disappointed he will have to wait until next month to make his debut.

Hanson, who joins for an undisclosed fee on a two-and-a-half year deal, remarked: "I can't tell you how pleased I am to be here, I'm absolutely delighted to have signed for Sheffield United.

"It's taken a while to get the deal over the line, but now I just can't wait to get started against AFC Wimbledon.

"I was gutted not to be able to play against Fleetwood and it's disappointing we haven't got a game at the weekend, but it will give me the chance to work hard with the lads on the training ground."

The 29-year-old added: "The time had probably come at Bradford for a change for both parties, the situation there was unclear in terms of a contract offer and I wanted to secure my future.

"Once United came calling my mind was made up and I made that clear to my agent. This is a fresh challenge and one I've probably needed for the last year or so to get my career moving forward again.

"I'm used to playing in front of a crowd with expectation and that will be no different here, it'll probably be even greater and it's something I relish."

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