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Friday 31 Aug 2018
Washington leaves QPR to join Northern Ireland teammates at the Blades

Striker Conor Washington has left Queens Park Rangers and signed a one-year deal with fellow Championship outfit Sheffield United. 

The 26-year-old agreed to terminate his contract at Loftus Road by mutual consent and Blades’ boss Chris Wilder wasted no time in securing the former Postman’s services. 

Speaking to the club’s official site Wilder said: “It is common knowledge that we have been searching for a striker and a lot of names have been bandied around the media. 

“Conor ticks a lot of boxes in what we are looking for at the top of the pitch, he’s got pace, power and works hard, a good fit for us.”

Washington, who is in Michael O’Neill’s squad for the upcoming internationals with Bosnia & Herzegovina and Israel, scored 14 goals in 98 games during his two-and-half years with the west-London side following his £2.5 million move from Peterborough United.

The Chatham-born forward adds to the growing Northern Ireland contingent at Bramall Lane which includes Ollie Norwood, Daniel Lafferty, Caolan Lavery and under-21 striker David Parkhouse.