Blades bring in Collins
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sheff Utd have taken Sunderland's Neill Collins on loan until the end of the season.Sheffield United have taken Sunderland defender Neill Collins on loan until the end of the season.
Blades boss Neil Warnock has spent the past few days trying to strengthen his back-line and has managed to add Collins to his squad.
The stopper has made just two appearances for Sunderland this season - both of those came in the FA Cup last month.
He spent the first half of the campaign on loan at Hartlepool United, but now has the chance to impress at Championship level.
Warnock expressed his satisfaction at bringing in the 22-year-old as he looks to steer The Blades into The Premiership.
"We have a lot of injuries to defenders so I'm very pleased to get Neill on loan," Warnock told the club's official website.
"He played very well against us in the league at Sunderland last season - he'll give us some back-up."
Collins could make his Blades debut in Saturday's Steel City derby against Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough.