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Sheffield Steeldogs coach Andre Payette says he will build his team around new signing Jeff Legue.

Asked if the Steelers legend would be pivotal to the EPL club’s ambitions next season, he replied: “Well let’s see. Third all time leader in Steelers history and only 32 years old yeah we are going to build our team around him! We have made a massive commitment to him and we’ll get it back

Jeff Legue

Jeff Legue

in spades. Lubomir Kohorn and him are both going to score 50 next year. The EPL had better be ready because speed kills, they both have speed and they are going to make our team so much better.”

Payette said on video at thestar.co.uk that his team, which finished seventh out of 10 teams last year were now in a stronger position to challenge for title, won last year by Manchester Phoenix. He said many of their defeats had been by a single goal. “Jeff brings that difference. He is responsible player defensively, we didn’t have a natural centreman last year he is going to bring that.

He said Jeff will compliment the British skaters “that are good enough to play in the Elite League.”

Meanwhile, Steelers defenceman Danny Meyers has completed his move to EPL team Guildford Flames.

“I’m very excited to be joining the Flames organisation” said Meyers. “It’s team I have battled against in the past but always admired. I’ve enjoyed a lot of highs playing with Sheffield Steelers and Nottingham Panthers and I want to do the same with the Flames.

“I will be moving my family back to the south of England where we are originally from and where we now plan to set our roots. I feel my best hockey is still ahead of me, and I’m very much looking forward to starting the next chapter of my career in Guildford.”