Date: 29th June 2010 at 6:55pm
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Sheffield United striker Billy Sharp looks set to start the season at Bramall Lane after rejecting Championship rivals Burnley.

Sharp, who was given permission to speak with Brian Laws’ side last week is the target of increased interest from several parties which also includes Doncaster Rovers, and Leeds United, but the Sheffield-born frontman appears set to stay at the Lane.

Following a £2million move from Scunthorpe United in 2007, Sharp hasn’t been able to replicate the form he showed at Glanford Park, or indeed at during last season’s spell with Doncaster, whilst in a Blades shirt.

Manager Kevin Blackwell is pleased at Sharp’s decision, and believes the increased competition can only help the club’s push for promotion.

‘He’s a great lad and playing for the Blades means so much to him but that desire to succeed for his hometown club can be a bit of a burden for him to carry at times because everyone knows he wants to do well here. No manager likes to lose good players and if he does decide to stay he can only make our squad stronger in a tough and unrelenting division in which quality and strength in depth count for so much.’


3 Replies to “Sharp Set To Stay?”

  • if this is the case then the club need to ensure that he signs a new 2 or 3 year contract before the season starts so we don’t lose a million quid on him now and he buggers off for free in january. if the club let this happen then they deserve everything that is slowly coming to them…total financial melt down!!

  • Lots of short memories about Sharp. If he is staying he needs to change his attitude. Run a few channels and do a bit of work and not expect the ball on his toe end 6 yards out. Easy to blame the manager because he dont play the way that suits sharp.

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