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Ex-Everton, Stoke striker Beattie back at Sheffield United

Sheffield United have completed the signing of veteran striker James Beattie as they look to push into the top few teams on the League One table.

The 33-year old has returned to Bramall Lane after departing for Stoke City in January 2009 and will stay with the Blades until mid-January.

"I'm delighted to be back. Sheffield United is a club that is very close to my heart," he told the club's official website.

"I was at the [Carlisle] game on Saturday and the fans were singing my name, which was nice and this was always one of the clubs I wanted to return to.

"I've signed a deal until January, which is good for me, but more importantly the club, given I haven't played much at all in the last 18 months to two years."

The former Blackburn Rovers, Southampton, Everton and Blackpool man has signed as a free agent after being released by Rangers last season.

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