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Henderson makes switch to Blades

Striker Darius Henderson
Henderson scored 29 goals in 105 appearances for Watford

Sheffield United have signed striker Darius Henderson from Championship rivals Watford for 2m.

The 26-year-old joins the Blades as a direct replacement for Rob Hulse, who joined Derby on Tuesday for 1.75m.

Henderson has signed a four-year contract and the fee could rise depending on appearances.

Doncaster-born Henderson told BBC Radio Sheffield: "When I was told they agreed a fee I was more than happy to come here and do a deal."

The former Reading and Gillingham player added: "This is a great move for me, this is a massive club, I am delighted."


Blades manager Kevin Blackwell said Henderson would give the his side added strength as they look to get back into the Premier League.

"Darius is someone I have tracked for a while and when Rob Hulse decided to go to Derby there was only one man in my mind that I wanted to replace him.

"He brings the quality of knowing how to win the division and I think that will be important.

"He knows how to play the game, he is a lad who knows about working for a living and I think that will help him fit into the Blades ethos."

see also
Henderson lands September award
09 Oct 07 |  Watford
Henderson pens new Watford deal
03 Sep 07 |  Watford
Watford reject Henderson request
23 Aug 07 |  Watford

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