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Norrington-Davies commits future to Sheffield United and hints how he could help this season

Rhys Norrington-Davies has committed his future to Sheffield United by signing a new contract until 2024.

Norrington-Davies, who is currently on loan at Luton Town in the Championship, was set to become a free agent this summer.

After impressing for club and country this season the 21-year-old had attracted the interest of other Premier League clubs.

Both Burnley and West Bromwich Albion were thought to be keen on Norrington-Davies, as well as Stoke City.

This is after the defender also earned three caps for Wales in 2020/21 having made his senior debut in October.

Yet in good news for the Blades, Norrington-Davies clearly sees his future at Bramall Lane.

“I’ve gone on loan this year to the Championship and playing a lot of games. International call-ups as well, so I’m glad to be rewarded,” the youngster told the club’s media after signing his new contract.

“The focus is on coming back to Sheffield United and doing my bit for them.

“I’ve got more to come. I can improve and keep on playing and look forward to playing in the Prem hopefully. one day

“I’ve played various positions this season. I’ve played left wing-back, played left-back. I haven’t actually filled in that left centre half yet, but if needed I could do.”

What next for Norrington-Davies at Sheffield United?

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The versatile defender appears to be hinting that he could help manager Chris Wilder with his current issues at the back.

With Jack O’Connell injured for the majority of the campaign, Wilder has already played five different players on the left side of central defence.

That’s included Jack Robinson, Enda Stevens, Ethan Ampadu and most recently, Kean Bryan.

Stevens, Max Lowe and Ben Osborn have all featured at left wing-back as well.

These are two positions where Norrington-Davies feels comfortable in.

However, a recall is unlikely as Wilder says he has “no intention” of bringing the Welshman back to South Yorkshire this term.

Instead, the Blades boss wants Norrington-Davies to become one of the best players at Luton. If he achieves that, then maybe next season could be the one where he finally gets his chance at United.

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