Tadcaster Albion defender Harry Sheppeard signs for Sheffield United
Harry Sheppeard has signed for Championship side Sheffield United on a two-year deal from EVO-STIK North club Tadcaster Albion.
The full-back has been a regular in the Brewers U21s for the past two seasons but was given his chance in the first team in 2018, a chance which he has taken with both hands and not looked back.
Since breaking into the first team, Sheppeard has made 18 appearances and he now follows in the footsteps of Alfie Beestin (Doncaster Rovers), Romario Vieira (Leeds United) as well as Ronaldo Vieira (Leeds United) who came through the i2i Academy.
“I am delighted to have signed for Sheffield United and can’t wait to get started” said Sheppeard.
“I’d like to give a big thanks to Mikey & Si and everyone involved with i2i because without their coaching for the last three years, I wouldn’t be in the position that I am in now.
“They have helped me develop massively as a player and playing in the i2i Academy for the last two years at York College has been a great experience.
“The college lads are a top set of lads and it’s been great to share the two years with them and having the success we have had is a huge bonus. It would be fitting and the perfect way to end the two years reaching another National Final, going out on a high.
“Having success in the College team and for the U21’s has then led to me getting a chance in the Tadcaster Albion first team which I am grateful to have had the backing once again from Mikey & Si to train with them at the start of the season.
“I knew I had to work hard and be patient for my chance and take it when it came around. Playing regularly in the second half of the season and holding down my position has been a challenge but has brought me on as a player.”
“I’ve enjoyed being involved all year whether it’s training or playing and the lads welcomed me into the team and made me feel comfortable which helps massively when playing in a new side.”
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