Sheffield United: Edgar was desperate to become a Blade

David Edgar on media duties after signing for Sheffield United on loan.
David Edgar on media duties after signing for Sheffield United on loan.
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David Edgar has revealed how he personally forced through his transfer to Bramall Lane after learning of Nigel Adkins’ interest, writes James Shield.

The Birmingham City defender, who yesterday joined Sheffield United on a season long loan, admitted he encouraged officials at St Andrews to conclude an agreement before tonight’s Capital One Cup tie against Morecambe.

“I really thought this through and it excited me from the word go,” Edgar told The Star. “It’s been well documented throughout my career that I’ve always chased games.

“I just want to play because I love football and that’s when footballers are at their happiest and, I guess, friendliest around the house.”

“For sure, I’m really excited about this,” Edgar added. “To be part of such a huge club is an honour.

“When I first heard of the interest, I really pushed for it. I’m looking forward to being a part of the team.”

Edgar, aged 28, has been capped by Canada on over 30 occasions and capped his country during their CONCACAF Gold Cup game against El Salvador in Carson, California, earlier this year.

Despite hailing from Kitchener, Ontario, Edgar turned professional with Newcastle, making his senior debut in 2006, before moving to Burnley where he later helped them reach the Premier League.

Edgar, a centre-half, was recruited by City 14 months ago after leaving Turf Moor but finished last season on loan at Huddersfield Town.

“It’s brilliant because, even from one training session here, the amount of coaching we received was phenomenal,” he said. “That’s really exciting because getting that attention to detail can only make us all better players.

“There’s also, you can tell straight away, a really good strong group mentality here which should stand us in good stead going forward. I can’t wait to get started now and try to help the group progressing and achieving our aims.”

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