Date: 1st September 2017 at 12:58am
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Sheffield United have confirmed that experience Championship striker Clayton Donaldson has made the move to Bramall Lane from Birmingham City ahead of the closure of the summers transfer window.

The 33 year old moves from Birmingham to United for an undisclosed fee and he has signed an initial 12 month deal until the end of the of the season but his deal does include the option for an automatic further year.

Speaking to the Official Site after his deal was confirmed, manager Chris Wilder explained.

‘We have watched Clayton a lot, most recently for Birmingham at Burton, and it is clear that he will be a useful addition for us. He offers additional pace and power at the top end of the pitch and his Championship experience will be of value.’

Donaldson began his career at Hull City and whilst with them spent time out on loan with Harrogate Town, Scarborough and Halifax Town for experience. He made a name for himself properly with York City, where he averaged just short of a goal in every two games.

He moved onto Scotland and Hibernian but returned to England, enjoying another prolific spell with Crewe Alexandra.

The Jamaican international joined Brentford in July 2011 as a free agent and again averaged better than a goal every three games over his three years with them.

Brentford wanted to keep him but in the summer of 2014 he moved to Birmingham and he has scored 33 goals in 102 starts in the Championship.

He becomes United’s tenth signing of the summer window.

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  • Clayton Donaldson is a true old fashioned centre forward,he is not a prolific goalscorer,he is ageing and in the last two seasons has spent a lot of time out injured.He has been a huge fans favourite at Birmingham these last four years,they have enjoyed his total commitment to the cause.Not a pacey player however he holds the ball up very well bringing others into play and still has potentially a couple of years left in him.A decent signing,he will do a good job provided he can steer clear of injury,he missed Birmingham’s last game with another injury.

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