Doyle To Sign For Blades Today

Last updated : 25 January 2011 By Covsupport News Service/RD

Coventry City midfielder Michael Doyle is set to join his old manager Mickey Adams at Sheffield United later today.

Rumours surrounding Doyle's imminent departure from Coventry rose last weekend when he was linked with a move to relegation threatened Sheffield United.

Doyle always got on well with Mickey Adams and he was at Bramall Lane yesterday having a medical while his agents were negotiating on his behalf.

It is understood that there will be no fee for the 29 year midfielder, but as he is one of the highest earners currently at the the club, his departure will release some funds for Aidy Boothroyd to bring in another player should he choose to.

The main point of negotiation yesterday was the length of contract The Blades will offer Doyle, but it is not seen as a serious problem and the deal will probably be done i time for Doyle to be in the Sheffield team to face Leicester on Saturday.

Doyle praised Adams after the one sided 0-0 draw at The Ricoh between Sheffield United and Coventry City saying: "It was brilliant under Micky who was a great manager to work for."

"I really enjoyed working under him. He has got a lot of character and that is what he is all about."