The Football League Paper - - FA CUP FOURTH ROUND - By Jimmy Booker

NEW Sh­effield United front man James Han­son has de­scribed his de­light at mov­ing from York­shire ri­vals Brad­ford City.

Han­son joins Chris Wilder’s League One fron­trun­ners for an undis­closed fee, sign­ing a con­tract un­til 2020.

He was con­firmed as a Blades player on Tues­day but has to wait un­til their clash with AFC Wim­ble­don next week­end for the chance to make his de­but.

He was not reg­is­tered in time for their 2-0 de­feat against Fleet­wood Town at Bra­mall Lane ear­lier in the week.

The tow­er­ing striker said the time was right for a change, hav­ing spent eight years at his home town club, scor­ing 91 goals in 335 games in all com­pe­ti­tions.

“It’s taken a while to get the deal over the line, but now I just can’t wait to get started against AFC Wim­ble­don,” said Han­son, 29.

“I was gut­ted not to be able to play against Fleet­wood and it’s dis­ap­point­ing we haven’t got a game at the week­end. But it will give me the chance to work hard with the lads on the train­ing ground.

“The time had prob­a­bly come at Brad­ford for a change for both par­ties.

“The sit­u­a­tion there was un­clear in terms of a con­tract of­fer and I wanted to se­cure my fu­ture.

“Once United came call­ing, my mind was made up and I made that clear to my agent.

“This is a fresh chal­lenge and one I’ve prob­a­bly needed for the last year or so to get my ca­reer mov­ing for­ward again.

“I’m used to play­ing in front of a crowd with ex­pec­ta­tion and that will be no dif­fer­ent here,.

“It’ll prob­a­bly be even greater and it’s some­thing I rel­ish.”

Wilder has also brought in Ch­ester­field winger Jay O’Shea, 28, on loan un­til the end of the sea­son as United look to con­tinue their push for the League One ti­tle.

SWITCH: James Han­son

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