Bruce lands Killa blow

21 January 2010 09:25
SUNDERLAND boss Steve Bruce has made his first breakthrough in the current transfer window with the capture of defender Matthew Kilgallon from Sheffield United.[LNB] The York-born player joins the Black Cats for an undisclosed fee and has penned a three and a half year deal on Wearside.[LNB] Kilgallon becomes the ninth signing to arrive on Wearside under the reign of manager Steve Bruce; the eighth on a permanent basis.[LNB] Bruce said: "Matthew is a very talented defender and has been coveted by a number of top flight clubs recently so I'm very pleased to have brought him here.[LNB] He will add to our options across the back ahead of some very important games. I'm sure he'll prove to be a great signing for the club.[LNB] Kilgallon began his career at Leeds United, making 80 league appearances between 2004 and 2007, while he also made three appearances for West Ham United during a short loan spell in 2003.[LNB] In January 2007, he moved across Yorkshire to join Neil Warnock's Sheffield United, where he would amass over 100 league appearances for the Blades. Kilgallon has represented England at Under-21 level five times.[LNB]

Source: Northern_Echo