Sunday 18 February 2018

Evans rejoins Blades

Sheffield United have re-signed Ched Evans. Photo: Getty
Sheffield United have re-signed Ched Evans. Photo: Getty Sportdesk

Sheffield United have re-signed striker Ched Evans from Chesterfield on a three-year deal.

Evans was released by the Blades in the summer of 2012 after he was found guilty of raping a 19-year-old woman and sentenced to five years in prison.

That conviction was later quashed, and at a retrial last year Evans was found not guilty.

The 28-year-old former Manchester City player, who has re-joined Sheffield United for an undisclosed fee, said: "I am delighted to be back. I still feel I have plenty to prove in football both at club and international level and I believe I can achieve those goals at United."

Evans' first stint with the Blades, who have won promotion to the Championship, lasted three seasons, the third of which saw him score 35 goals in all competitions.

The club offered him the use of their training facilities in November 2014 after his release from prison, but the criticism the move attracted forced them to revoke the offer.

Irish Independent

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