BLADES: Bent "excited" to return to United

MARCUS Bent has spoken of his "excitement" at returning to Sheffield United.

The Birmingham City striker, who completed a season long loan from St Andrews this afternoon, enjoyed a prolific spell at Bramall Lane earlier in his career.

"I'm really excited to be back here," Bent said. "A lot has changed since I was here last but I'm raring to go.

"United are a huge club and one that's very close to my heart. It's shown that it can challenge for promotion and I want to help us get up the table and back towards the top again."

Bent could feature against Norwich City on Saturday.