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STAGS MISS OUT ON ALLISON
31st July 2002 13:14


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Sheffield United have completed the signing of experienced striker Wayne Allison on a one-year contract after he was released by Tranmere.
Allison, who has been training with United in pre-season, was a free agent after seeing his Prenton Park contract expire.
The 33-year-old is the third striker to join United over the summer following the arrivals of Laurens Ten Heuvel and Iffy Onoura.
"This is a new chapter for me and another step forward," Allison told United's official website.
"I've been here training with the lads for the past four weeks and now I'm pleased to be part of it.
"After I left Tranmere, Neil Warnock asked me what the situation was and I told him that I was actively looking for a new club.
"He asked me to come and train, I've worked hard, obviously impressed and now I'm looking forward to playing for United.
"I'm proven at First Division level and now I have to prove myself here. You cannot fail to be impressed by this club, we have a good squad and we'll be disappointed if we're not challenging for the play-offs."
The departure of Laurent D'Jaffo and Patrick Suffo left Blades boss Warnock searching for new recruits, and with Paul Peschisolido set to miss the big kick-off through injury, further
emphasis was placed on the need for more cover in attack.
United become Allison's seventh club in a career which has also taken in spells at Watford, Bristol City and Huddersfield.

 

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