Hill eyes permanent Blades deal

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MATT Hill has refused to rule out the possibility of joining Sheffield United on a permanent basis this summer.

The Blackpool defender, who moved to Bramall Lane on loan earlier this week, admitted last night that he faces an uncertain future at Bloomfield Road having made only five appearances for the Championship club since August.

Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s League One fixture at Brentford, Hill said: “Who knows what the future holds? First things first, I just want to play, but this is an excellent opportunity for me to showcase what I can do, either to Blackpool or Sheffield United.

“There’s nothing worse than wishing the lads all the best on a Saturday afternoon and then not being involved. You just want to be a part of it.

“When Blackpool brought me in I think they expected certain players to be leaving who ultimately didn’t and they ended up with a massive squad.

“They’ve got an option on my contract at the end of the season so they hold the cards.”

Hill made his debut for Danny Wilson’s side at Walsall on Tuesday only hours after agreeing a temporary switch until the end of the season.

United remained second in the table despite their shock reverse at the Banks’ Stadium and the former Barnsley full-back, who helped Wolves reach the Premier League three years ago, added: “Whatever has happened, everyone should still be enjoying themselves at the moment. Our position suggests that, more often than not, the lads have been getting results and I’d rather be pushing for promotion than fighting relegation.”