Black moves out on loan

Last updated : 17 September 2004 By Nik Taylor

Tommy Black has completed a loan move to Championship side Sheffield United in time for their match against Wigan on Saturday.

The attacking midfielder was a target for Leeds – but the Blades stepped in when that move faltered. He’ll move to Bramall Lane on an initial one-month deal.

Sheffield United boss Neil Warnock told the club’s official site, "It wasn't until late on Thursday night that Palace finally agreed to let us have him for a month. We've only taken him on the assumption that he can play in the cup on Tuesday

"I've been after Tommy on a few occasions previously, he is a direct wide player, who can play in a few positions."

Meanwhile, striker Dougie Freedman has confirmed he has no intention of leaving the club on loan, despite also receiving the offer of a loan deal from Leeds United.

Freedman has made it clear that he sees his future at Palace, and is determined to do his utmost to break into the starting line-up.

"To be fair to the gaffer, he gave me the choice," Freedman told the Croydon Guardian. "My choice was to stay and fight for my place, get back in the side and score goals in the Premiership.

"It took about three seconds to make the decision to stay."