Steven Davies last night revealed he joined Sheffield United “for the sake” of his career, writes James Shield.
The Blackpool centre-forward, who worked with Nigel Clough at Derby County, will spend the rest of the season on loan at Bramall Lane after requesting a transfer earlier this week.
With off-the-pitch issues overshadowing his parent club’s campaign, Davies told The Star: “It was a tough decision because I’m fond of lots of people there. But it was a decision I had to take for the sake of my own career.
“I went to see (manager) Lee (Clark) on Tuesday and spoke the truth. That I thought it would be best for everyone if I moved on.
“It was getting to the stage where it was too much. Every day something different was happening and it had started to grind me down.
“I also wanted to repay Nigel too. He was great with me before and I felt like I owed him.
“I believe this club can get to the next level, definitely.”
Davies, who has also represented Bristol City, is expected to make his United debut against Fleetwood Town today.
Davies added: “At Blackpool it’s tough, mentally tough. It’s such a shame because the fans are great and the staff are great but there’s too much going on and it caught me up.
“It’s been a grind. I’ve struggled with injury and misdiagnosed injury so, in the end, I had to be honest.”