Lions add ex-Blade McFadzean to squad

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NATIONAL League side Guiseley have signed former Kilmarnock and Sheffield United Academy product Callum McFadzean after a successful trial with the club.

The 23 year-old full-back or midfielder was a member of the Sheffield United Academy team that reached the final of the FA Youth Cup in 2011 scoring in the first leg of the final against Manchester United.

The brother of MK Dons defender Kyle McFadzean, Callum was promoted to the Blades’ senior squad and made his professional début in the first game of the 2012-13 season.

Following a handful of substitute appearances that season McFadzean was handed a more prominent role by caretaker manager Chris Morgan following the departure of Danny Wilson in April 2012.

After a number of first-team starts at the tail end of the season McFadzean came off the bench to score the winning goal in the first leg of United’s play-off semi-final against Yeovil .

Following his successful end to the season McFadzean had had his contract with the Blades extended in June 2013.

He started the following season as part of the first team but was sidelined by injury during September.

Following the arrival of new United manager Nigel Clough he joined Chesterfield on loan and had further loan spells at Burton Albion, playing for them in the play-off final at Wembley.

In July 2014, McFadzean rejoined Burton Albion on a six-month loan deal but was then ruled out for two months after breaking a metatarsal.

He later joined Stevenage on loan and was released by the Blades at the end of the 2015-16.

He signed for Scottish Premiership club Kilmarnock in June 2016. He then moved on to Alfreton Town in March 2017.

Derby have signed former midfielder Tom Huddlestone from Sky Bet Championship rivals Hull on a two-year deal with the option of a further 12 months.

The Tigers confirmed a release clause in the 30-year-old’s contract had been activated and despite their best efforts to keep him, Huddlestone has opted to leave.

The Nottingham-born midfielder has also played for Spurs and England.

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