After plying his trade in Sheffield for the past few months, Richard Cresswell finally signed the dotted line on a permanent move from Premier League Stoke City to Sheffield United. Amid his 3-month loan stint at Bramall Lane, Cresswell, aged 32, scored three times for the Blades; twice against QPR (one league and one FA Cup) and his first coming against Doncaster Rovers.
In what was a relatively successful loan spell at S2, Cresswell suffered a rib injury in the same game he scored his first United goal. The injury, which sidelined the former Stoke man for seven clashes, hit him when he clattered with the woodwork after bravely scoring the Blades' only goal of the game against Doncaster.
Kevin Blackwell, on the agreed deal with the Potters for the frontman, said: "You know what you get with Richard - it is 100% every time he turns out and his knowledge of this division makes him an important presence for us."