As he walked through the tunnel of Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane stadium, past a sign that reads ‘Strength Through Adversity’ and took his place in front of the camera to discuss his move to the Championship, Ricky Holmes gave himself a minute to look back at how far he has come. Not just in physical terms, either, although the move up north from life in London may come as a culture shock.
The 30-year-old is reunited with Blades boss Chris Wilder after the two worked together at Northampton Town. Holmes, who has signed a deal until 2020, will go into the squad for Saturday’s trip to Norwich after becoming Wilder’s third permanent signing of the January transfer window. Ryan Leonard and Lee Evans joined last week, while James Wilson arrived on loan from Manchester United. "I worked with Ricky previously and it is no secret that I'm an admirer of his ability," said Wilder.
Holmes, who worked with Wilder at Northampton, signed a contract which ties him to Bramall Lane until 2020 after an undisclosed fee was agreed with Charlton Athletic for his services. Wilder last week tied up permanent deals for Ryan Leonard of Southend and Wolves’ Lee Evans, while James Wilson joined on loan from Manchester United.
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