Howard deal finalised

Last updated : 07 January 2009 By Jamie Furniss
Brian Howard
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The deal which brought last seasons FA Cup semi-finalist to Bramall Lane on loan was due to go through this January. That has now happened and Howard is a permanent Sheffield United player.

The 25 year old has admitted that he hasn't had the best of starts in his Sheffield United career, but he hopes to rectify that as soon as possible. Speaking before Christmas, he said:

"I think there is more pressure on an idividual when they have performed at other clubs and fans rightly accept things to happen. I expect it of myself, along with the Gaffer and the lads, so we are playing with high expectations but that is why we're all here and we have to deal with it."