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Ched Evans signs on season-long loan deal from Sheffield United

Striker becomes third signing in a day after James Wallace and Chris Long

20 July 2018

Fleetwood Town are delighted to announce the signing of striker Ched Evans on a season-long-loan deal from Sheffield United.

The 29-year-old becomes Joey Barton’s eighth signing of the summer, with the Cod Army fighting off competition from a host of clubs for the Welshman’s signature.

After beginning his career at Manchester City, Evans signed for the Blades in 2009, and scored 42 goals in just 100 appearances at Bramall Lane. Successful spells at Norwich City and Chesterfield followed, before the striker headed back to South Yorkshire last year.

Evans has been capped 13 times by Wales, scoring on his senior debut in 2008 against Iceland.

Head coach Joey Barton said on the transfer: “When the opportunity came to get Ched on loan – a goalscorer who is proven at League One and the Championship – we knew we had to take it.

“He is a player with great calibre and adds to our already strong attacking line-up of Paddy Madden, Ash Hunter, Conor McAleny, Bobby Grant, Wes Burns and Ashley Nadesan. We have some really good options in that department of the pitch.”

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