Rhys-Norrington Davies reveals his Sheffield United ambition after joining Stoke City following Luton Town loan spell

Rhys Norrington-Davies hopes to use his loan spell at Stoke City as a springboard into the Premier League after the Sheffield United man saw his loan spell at Luton Town cut short.

Wednesday, 13th January 2021, 11:38 am

Norrington-Davies originally arrived at Kenilworth Road on a season-long loan deal, but that agreement was ended early. He will spend the second half of this season at Stoke, under former Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill.

Stoke are eighth in the Championship, just two points behind Watford in sixth, and United hope that exposing the 21-year-old to the pressues of a promotion push will further his development even more after a successful loan spell at Luton.

Norrington-Davies' performances for the Hatters saw him become a full Wales international, while Stoke also play a different style to Nathan Jones' side.

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“I’ve got high ambitions. I want to become a Premier League player and I feel like this is a stepping stone from where I was.

"I mean no disrespect to Luton, who are a great club, but I feel like this is the best move for me at the moment. To come into this system and hopefully play week in, week out.

I'm very grateful for the opportunity that Luton gave me, I made my Championship debut with them and it's got me into the international side as well. There's a lot of hard work to go and we've got to kick on for the second half of the season."

Norrington-Davies recently signed a new long-term contract tying his future to Bramall Lane - where he is viewed as a potential long-term successor to Jack O'Connell in the left centre-half position.

Sheffield United recalled Rhys Norrington-Davies from his loan spell at Luton Town, sending him to Stoke. Picture: Darren Staples/Sportimage