Sheffield United’s on loan midfielder Dean Hammond has pleaded with parent club Leicester City to allow him to remain at Bramall Lane beyond January reports The Sheffield Star.

Hammond joined The Blades on October 20 in a loan deal which is set to expire in January. The midfielder is out of favour at Leicester City and looks unlikely to win his place in Claudio Ranieri’s side any time soon with The Foxes challenging at the top of the Premier League table after a stunning first half of the season which saw the club lead English football’s top tier on Christmas Day.

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The 32 year old previously worked with Blades’ Manager Nigel Adkins during a spell at former club Southampton and the midfielder has made 13 appearances for Sheffield United since being re-united with his former mentor. It is understood that coaching staff at Bramall Lane see Hammond as a future club captain and both the club and player would like the current loan deal to be extended until the end of the season.

Sheffield United have found themselves battling it out for a Play Off spot so far this season and should the club secure Hammond’s services for a further 4 months, the player could prove to be a useful addition in helping push The Blades towards the automatic promotion places.

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