Saints and Blades in loan swap

Dyer heads to Bramall Lane and Robertson goes to St Mary's

Dyer: Set to excite

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Sheffield United have agreed to sign Nathan Dyer on a three-month loan from Southampton, with Jordan Robertson heading in the opposite direction.

Dyer signed a new three-year contract at Southampton in the summer, but has struggled to establish himself under Jan Poortvliet.

He has now accepted a move to Bramall Lane and Blades boss Kevin Blackwell is expecting the winger to make an impact.

"Nathan has got the ability to play wide left, he's blessed with exceptional pace, and as a young kid, when he first came on to the scene, he was spoken of in the same terms as Theo Walcott," Blackwell told the club's official website.

Spark

"Our fans will love him, he will add an extra dimension and spark to our play. Because he will not arrive until Friday afternoon, he will more than likely start on the bench."

Young striker Robertson, who has previously been on loan at the likes of Oldham and Northampton, will link up with Southampton for the next three months.

Blackwell added: "It is also a terrific opportunity for Jordan, he will get first-team experience which he won't get here at the moment because he has the likes of Beattie, Sharp and Webber in front of him."

Meanwhile, former Manchester City midfielder Kiki Musampa and ex-Manchester United utility man Quinton Fortune will be training with the Blades next week.