Sheffield United flop and former Sunderland man Jack Rodwell has found himself a new club

Jack Rodwell has gone a long way towards trying to reignite his career – in geographical terms at least.

By Chris Holt
Wednesday, 10th November 2021, 9:33 am

The former Sheffield United defender has agreed a two-year deal with A-League side Western Sydney Wanderers after being released by the Blades in the summer following a disappinting spell at Bramall Lane.

Rodwell was brought to United by Chris Wilder from Blackburn Rovers, predominantly as defensive cover, but played a total of just 73 minutes for the club over two appearances.

The 30-year-old’s contract ran out in the summer and wasn’t renewed despite the Blades’ relegation from the Premier League.

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Jack Rodwell failed to make an impact at Sheffield United and having been released in the summer has joined Western Sydney Wanderers. Simon Bellis/Sportimage

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Since then, Rodwell has moved to Australia where his wife is from, and had been training for a number of weeks with Wanderers who are managed by much-travelled former Wales international Carl Robinson.

Also an ex-Sunderland player, Robinson saw enough in that trial to offer Rodwell a two-year contract, according to Aussie outlet FTBL.

The A-League season kicks off in two weeks time.