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Ex-Sheffield United ace training with new club, Everton target dismisses latest link

Sheffield United will look to push their way up the table this weekend, as they prepare to take on Stoke City at Bramall Lane this weekend.

Tuesday, 12th October 2021, 8:31 am

The Potters are flying high in fourth place after a strong start to the season, and the pressure is on for the Blades to chip away at the six-point gap that currently separates them from the play-off places.

Meanwhile, ex-United man Kieron Freeman has spoken out on the frustrating time he endured finding a new club, after being snapped up by Portsmouth back in the summer. He said: “I wasted two years of my career just sitting about doing nothing.”

“The previous time I was playing regularly was when Sheffield United were on the verge of going to the Premier League and I was playing international football for Wales. That was 2018-19.

“With Sheffield United doing so well and not changing the team, I then didn’t get a chance to play. It is what it is, that’s how football works sometimes. In the last year of my contract, I had a lot of clubs wanting to take me, but they wouldn’t let me leave.

He added: “I was offered a new United deal and basically it was out of my hands without me knowing. By the time I found out, the contract was gone. That was my old agent. What happened next was the worst time of my career. I felt I had so much to give, but no-one to give it to.

“I then had six months with no club, waiting on people’s ifs, buts and maybes. I wasn’t injured, it was down to politics. My old agent didn’t have my best interests at heart.”

Take a look at the latest stories from the Championship, as the anticipation for this weekend's action starts to build:

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