Date: 22nd June 2018 at 8:52am
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Sheffield United confirmed yesterday that 25-year-old midfielder Samir Carruthers had completed a loan switch out to Oxford United for the season of 2018/19.

The club’s official confirmation of the loan didn’t include reference to whether or not there was a pre-arranged buy-clause in the deal but it’s fair to say the move to Bramall Lane certainly hasn’t seen him recapture the potential it was believed he had earlier in his career. He’s never really got himself up and running following his arrival from MK Dons in the January transfer window and he departs this summer having made only nine starting appearances. The bulk of his showings have been as a substitute as he came on from the bench on 22 occasions in 2017/18.

Carruthers is one of a number of players manager Chris Wilder has made available as he looks to strengthen the group further this summer in the hopes of going one step closer to possible promotion to the Premier League.

For now, we’ve at least freed up some wages and under Karl Robinson, maybe he can rediscover his form and we can capitalise on that when it comes to a future transfer fee.

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2 Replies to “Blades Midfielder Makes Good Choice In Reuniting With Former Manager”

  • It’s a damn shame samir had to move on. I’ve got too say that wilder is a brilliant manager don’t get wrong, but he should have played him more to better himself and for him (samir) too play in the 3-5-2 formation and he is a fantastic player, it’s the same with Ricky Holmes, just play the man to build his confidence up and i think he again could be beneficial to the whole squad and that’s the reason the club bought him in the first place. If wilder doesn’t start playing him he too will end up leaving aswell and again that will be a damn shame. If he doesn’t play Ched he’ll end up going next, just give them a fair chance to play in the starting line-up or we could suffer a double loss and it could be bad for the club in general.

    • It’s a fair point and Carruthers does seem very much to be a confidence player and stuck with, with an arm around him. Difficult is when the team are largely doing it, it’s difficult to make changes and give others a run.

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