Sheffield United: New boy eager to impress

Ryan Hall made his Sheffield United debut in the defeat to Preston.
Ryan Hall made his Sheffield United debut in the defeat to Preston.

Ryan Hall could join Sheffield United on a permanent basis after revealing why he chose David Weir’s side over neighbours Rotherham.

The on-loan winger confirmed several other teams, including their League One rivals from New York Stadium, approached Leeds about securing his services before arriving at Bramall Lane last week.

And despite seeing United’s miserable run of form continue when they were beaten by Preston North End on Saturday, Hall told The Star: “There were a few people who came in for me but I didn’t feel those moves were right. But, when this club did, I just thought ‘yeah, definitely’ straight away.

“It’s just the size of the club really. It’s a massive, massive football club with great fans, a great atmosphere and a great stadium. It really shouldn’t be in the situation it’s in.

“I just want to come here, score some goals and help us get up the table. Then we can take things from there.”

Brian McDermott, Weir counterpart at Elland Road, confirmed Rotherham had made an enquiry for the 25-year-old after granting United permission to sign him on a short-term basis.

“Initially I’m here for a month,” Hall added. “It’s not really up to me but I’d gladly stay for longer.

“I just want to be in someone’s first-team and scoring goals. But I’ve not had much of a look in lately (at Leeds) and the manager there advised me to go out and get some games because he had others who are ahead of me.

“If I do well here then, you never know, something might come of it.”