Sheffield United: Scougall is proud to be a Blade

Stefan Scougall jumped at the chance to join Sheffield United � BLADES SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY
Stefan Scougall jumped at the chance to join Sheffield United � BLADES SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY

Stefan Scougall last night insisted Sheffield United’s march into the semi-finals of the FA Cup vindicates his decision to join Nigel Clough’s side, writes James Shield.

The Scotland under-21 international, who is poised to start tomorrow’s game against Hull City at Wembley, was courted by League One rivals Peterborough and Wolves before arriving at Bramall Lane three months ago.

Scougall said: “My agent told me this was the right club for me. I could have signed for Peterborough last summer but he said that wasn’t right.

“They kept changing things and playing silly b*****s a bit. He said to wait until January and get a bigger move which happened when I came here.

“Even though we are below them in the league, I think we’ll be right up there next season.”

Scougall, previously of Livingston, has made 15 appearances and scored two goals since being signed by Clough.

“I was meant to be for next season and I think I still am to be fair,” the midfielder added. “But I hit the ground running and the manager has just let me keep going which is great man-management.

“We’ve got the right people in charge here and this just shows what the club is capable of.”

*Twitter: @JamesShield1