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Former Sheffield United defender Greg Halford offering to play for free
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Former Sheffield United defender Greg Halford offering to play for free

Former Sheffield United defender Greg Halford is offering to play for clubs for free.

Halford has been without a team for more than year since leaving Aberdeen in the summer of 2019.

But the 35-year-old still thinks he has plenty to offer.

“If there any clubs out there looking for an experienced and motivated player with over 500 league appearances, I’m willing to play for free up to January,” Halford wrote on LinkedIn.

“I’ve had a pre season with a club and trained everyday since and still training now, so I’m fit and ready to go into a team.


“My hunger is as strong as ever and willing to do anything to get my career up and running again.”

The career so far of Greg Halford

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Halford joined the Blades in 2008 on loan from Sunderland. He helped them to the Championship playoff final that season, where they were beaten by Burnley.

The right-back was ever-present for United in 2008/09, playing 49 times in all competitions and scoring eight goals.

That form helped Halford secure a move to newly promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers. It was his third stint in the Premier League, having also featured in the top flight for Reading and Sunderland.

His time at Molineux lasted just a year before moving to Portsmouth – one of 14 clubs the versatile player has had during his career.

After being released by Cardiff City in 2018, Portsmouth News reports Halford offered his services to Pompey manager Kenny Jackett.

Jackett declined and he later joined his last team to date – Aberdeen.

A solid performer during his spell at Bramall Lane, Halford is clearly keen to sign for his 15th club in a varied career.

The majority of his experience has come at Championship level, playing over 300 times in the division. Halford also earned four caps and scored one goal for the England Under-20s.

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