Sheffield United: McFadzean joins Brewers on loan

Callum McFadzean has left United on a temporary basis.
Callum McFadzean has left United on a temporary basis.

Sheffield United have allowed youngster Callum McFadzean to join League Two promotion hopefuls Burton Albion on a month’s loan.

McFadzean, a graduate of United’s youth system, has played nine times for the League One outfit this season.

But the left-sided player has fallen down in the pecking order at Bramall Lane, featuring just once in 2014 when an injury forced him off in United’s 2-0 victory over Peterborough United earlier this month.

United manager Nigel Clough has let McFadzean move to one of his former clubs on a temporary basis because he wants the midfielder to play regular first-team football.

Gary Rowett, the Burton boss, said: “We are delighted to have got Callum on board. He is a player that we have watched a lot and we are really grateful to Nigel [Clough] at Sheffield United for allowing him to join us.

“He can play anywhere down the left hand side, has good quality and his energy and versatility will be a great addition to the squad for this important month.”

The 20-year-old, who made his debut for the Blades as a substitute against the Brewers in the Capital One Cup back in August 2012, goes straight into Burton’s squad for tomorrow’s match at Scunthorpe United. McFadzean, who spent a month on loan at Chesterfield earlier this campaign, will wear squad number 15.