SHEFFIELD UNITED: A Blade until I retire

Pen to paper: Michael Doyle commits his future to the Blades watched by boss Danny Wilson.           Picture: martyn harrison
Pen to paper: Michael Doyle commits his future to the Blades watched by boss Danny Wilson. Picture: martyn harrison
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MICHAEL Doyle has revealed he wants to finish his career with Sheffield United after signing a new contract.

And Doyle, who is now tied to the club until 2015, plans to repay their faith by bringing top-flight football back to Bramall Lane.

“I’d love to stay for the rest of my career,” he said. “Hopefully I’ll still be playing when this deal is up and hopefully United still want me.

“I don’t know how long I’ve got left but I do want to carry on past this contract for as long as possible.”

“I’ve bought into what the club are trying to do and couldn’t be happier.”

Doyle, aged 31, described last season as his “most enjoyable” in the game, despite losing the League One play-off final at Wembley.

Speaking ahead of tomorrow’s visit to Yeovil Town, he added: “The aim within three years has got to be to reach the Premier League, but there’s no point in looking that far ahead. We’ve got to get out of this division first.

“The potential is definitely here though. Our crowd against Doncaster the other night was bigger than Blackburn’s and they’re top of the Championship.”

Although Doyle is suspended, he will attend the match at Huish Park.

“Everyone has been great to me and my family,” Doyle said. “The lads, the staff and supporters. In my book that counts for a lot.”