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Blades bring in Beattie on loan

Sheffield United striker Craig Beattie
Beattie has had previous spells on loan at Preston and Crystal Palace

Sheffield United have signed striker Craig Beattie from Premier League side West Bromwich Albion on loan until the end of the season.

The 25-year-old, who began his career at SPL giants Celtic, goes straight into the squad to face Plymouth.

"Craig is a Scottish international and a player with a proven track record at this level," Blades boss Kevin Blackwell told the club's website.

"He gives us much-needed reinforcements for the run-in."

Beattie has scored one Premier League goal for the Baggies this season, in their 2-0 home win over Tottenham in December.

He enjoyed a productive loan spell at Crystal Palace earlier in the campaign, scoring five times in 15 appearances.

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