Sheffield United will extend the loan spell of Dean Hammond from Leicester City, reports the Yorkshire Evening Post. 

Blades boss Nigel Adkins has confirmed that the club will be able to extend the deal for midfielder Hammond, which expires at the end of this month.

Hammond is an ex Southampton captain, but he has struggled to break into the Leicester side in recent seasons.

It has become even harder for him to do so this campaign, as Leicester have excelled in the top flight and are hunting down a play off place.

The news is a boost to United as they hunt a play off place from League One.

The Blades currently lie seventh in the third tier, just three points off sixth placed Peterborough United, who occupy the final play off spot.

Sheffield United were 3-0 down at Wigan on Tuesday night, before an incredible comeback saw them draw 3-3 and take a point back to South Yorkshire.


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