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Wilder delight at Hogan addition

31 January 2019

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Chris Wilder has expressed his delight and bolstering his options at the top of the pitch, following the signing of Scott Hogan from Aston Villa.

Speaking upon confirmation of the loan deal until the end of the season, Wilder says Hogan is someone he has wanted to sign for a long time.

He remarked: "Scott has been on our radar for quite a while. We tried to do a deal in the summer, but we got knocked back.

"But eventually he's found his way here and hopefully he can be part of a successful second-half of the season.

"I love his background in terms of where he has come from and where he has got to, but he's been a bit unfortunate at Aston Villa."

Wilder added: "He's a really good fit for us though, he's something different to what we've already got and his goalscoring record is good.

"We believe we'll create chances for him, but it's his all-round general play and desire to kickstart his career again that appeals to us.

"We've recognised what we needed, we've had to be patient with targets, such as Kieran (Dowell) and Scott, but I'm delighted with the three players we've brought in.

"We've had a really good January window and we've got options at the top of the pitch."


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