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1516 burnley danny lafferty 00 630x420Danny Lafferty joined Sheffield United in August on a loan deal and the Northern Ireland international is now set, according to the Sheffield Star, to make his move to Bramall Lane a permanent one.

Lafferty has done well for the Blades and has made 21 appearances, scoring once in a 3-0 win at Shrewsbury. He’s been used predominantly in a left wing back role with Chris Wilder employing three central defenders in most games.

He’s certainly impressed the Sheffield United fans and his performances have helped them go to the top of the table and a 1-0 home defeat against Walsall in November is the only defeat they’ve suffered with Lafferty in the side.

Wilder has been keen to sign Lafferty, who will be out of contract this summer at Burnley, and said today: “We have got offers in place and close to getting players through the door. We are quite content with where we are at.

“We are close with Daniel Lafferty, and Ethan (Ebanks-Landell whose loan from Wolves they hope to extend). Hopefully over the next 24-48 hours, those deals will be concluded.”

Lafferty signed for the Clarets in January 2012 and made his debut soon afterwards in a 0-0 draw at Cardiff. However, he’s struggled for first team football at Turf Moor, making just 45 appearances in total and hasn’t featured at all since the FA Cup draw against Spurs two years ago today.

He’s previously enjoyed loans with Rotherham and Oldham and a permanent move to Sheffield United gives him a great opportunity to play regular first team football for a club who are looking increasingly likely to be playing in the Championship next season.

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