Date: 16th May 2018 at 7:00pm
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Clayton Donaldson was released by Sheffield United following a year at Bramall Lane. The Blades did not take up their option to keep him for a further year.

At 34 years of age, the striker is coming to the end of his career, and will likely find a club in a lower division.

However, fans on Twitter have been debating whether it would be a good idea for the Blues to take him back on a short-term deal.

Verdict:

Clayton had three good years with us, but I think his time has passed. Certainly, he isn’t finished in the professional game yet. He played 33 times for Sheffield United this season, scoring five goals, but I don’t see Garry Monk opting to re-sign him.

For sure, the club will be seeking to strengthen up front, but our main priority should be a poacher. To get further up this league next season, we need somebody who can hit close to 20 goals, and Donaldson would not be the answer.

 

One Reply to “‘Move On,’ Could be good from the bench’ – Debate Over Signing Former Birmingham Striker”

  • Clayton always gave 100%, and was a good player. Unlucky in his last season with us, because he was never fully fit with Achilles problem. I think Sheffield think he his now past his best and therefore decided to release him.
    Blues need to move forward but Clayton is deserving of respect from his previous clubs and I wish him all the best for the future.

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