Davies leaves Pool to sign for Blades

Davies - goodbye to 'Pool
Davies - goodbye to 'Pool
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Steven Davies has completed his loan move to Sheffield United, with manager Lee Clark claiming it was the right thing to do.

The 27-year-old requested to leave Blackpool early this week after scoring eight goals in 44 games for the Seasiders.

It ends a stop-start spell following his £500,000 move from Bristol City at the start of last season.

A deal which Clark was happy to allow to happen.

“His body language wasn’t particularly good around the place,” admitted Clark.

“We had a heart to heart and he said he was unhappy here, so we had to take all that into consideration.

“It was pointless keeping him around the club and it was the right thing to do.

“We wish him all the best and hope he does well at Sheffield United.”

Pool turned down a bid of around £200,000 for the striker from the Blades in January with Clark hoping the striker could fire the goals to keep Pool in the Championship.

But the manager revealed there was no transfer fee involved this time around.

He said: “There’s no transfer fee, the deal has been done as a loan and he’s out of contract in the summer - we move on now.”

The news brings to an end a year-long chase for Davies from Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough.

Davies is available for Saturday’s game against Fleetwood Town and Clough is delighted with his new addition.

“We know Steven’s talents very well from our time together at Derby,” he said.

“He is a proven Championship striker who will provide a contrast to what we already have in that area.

“It has been no secret that we’ve been trying to get in a striker and we hope he will provide firepower for the run-in.”