Sheffield United boss Danny Wilson has made a further addition to the Blades' squad ahead of their season in Npower League 1, with Chris Porter signing on a free transfer after being released from Derby County.
The 27-year-old is the second signing that Wilson has secured in 24 hours, with Ryan Flynn joining from Falkirk for an undisclosed fee yesterday.
Porter started his career at Bury before moving to Oldham in 2005 for £150,000. In the 2006/2007 season he scored 22 goals in Npower League One, helping the Latics reach the play-offs.
Wilson told the Blades’ official website: “It is difficult trying to find strikers who will score goals at this level and if you look at Chris's career, possibly his most productive time was when he was at Oldham in this division where he scored a lot of goals.”
The striker moved north of the border in 2007 to play for Dundee United, where he enjoyed a successful first season scoring 15 goals and finishing the season as the club’s top scorer.
He then went on to sign for Derby where, unfortunately, a string of injuries prevented him from finding his top form.
"He is a terrific lad who will work his socks off for the cause.” Wilson said.
“He is a good size, he heads the ball well and will score us goals. He is a good link-up player too and will play with different partners.
“He is very hungry after overcoming some injury problems. We have given him a stringent medical to check he is OK. We have spoken to the boy and other medical people who have looked after him in the past and they are confident his problems are well behind him now."