Duo overwhelmed

Last updated : 24 July 2009 By Bladesmadeditor
Ryan France

France, aged 28, has signed a two-year- contract with the Bramall Lane outfit and is chuffed to pen a deal at a side in the city where he was born. Ryan is a Sheffielder but did move to East Yorkshire in 2003 to vie for a place in Peter Taylor's Hull team.

He said: "I've been training with Wednesday for the last three weeks but at the end of the day they told me that they couldn't offer me anything and fortunately scouts came to watch me on Tuesday - United was one of them. I'm a Sheffield lad I want to play for a Sheffield team and fortunately I've achieved that.

"I think United is a club going places. I know what the club is about, it is going to be a difficult division but we will be up there. I want to get back to enjoying my football, it's OK being a Premiership footballer but you want to play and that is why I'm here.

"Hull were my only professional club, I was there for six seasons and won three promotions but it was the right time to move and I'm delighted to be here."

Meanwhile, Keith Treacy joins the fray from Sam Allardyce's Blackburn Rovers. Keith is 20-years-old and boasts several U21 Republic of Ireland caps. In 2007, he endured a loan-spell at Stockport County.

"Early this week, Sam Allardyce pulled me in to his office and told me about United's interest. I didn't need much persuading to come here, it is a Premiership club in my eyes", said Treacy.

"It's for six months originally but in my eyes I'm looking at it being longer. I need to be playing, getting match fitness and hopefully I can impress here. We have a very good squad and the Gaffer has mentioned about quality not the quantity and hopefully I'm included in that."