Jack Robinson joins Sheffield United from Nottingham Forest

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Sky Sports News reporter Tim Thornton explains where new Sheffield United signing Jack Robinson fits at Bramall Lane.

Sheffield United have completed the signing of Nottingham Forest defender Jack Robinson.

The 26-year-old plays predominantly as a left-back but he can also operate as a left-sided centre-back.

He becomes the Blades' second signing of the transfer window, after Jack Rodwell joined on a short-term deal earlier this month.

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder said: "Jack's got a great pedigree and he will make our squad stronger.

"But he isn't just coming in to make the numbers up, it's a specific position in our system and we feel he is the best option for us at this time.

"Jack can comfortably play in a couple of roles and we're delighted to add him to the group. He's got a fantastic attitude and he's ambitious to earn a place in the team."

Robinson was a trainee at Liverpool and spent time on loan at Blackpool, where he made his breakthrough in the Championship, before joining QPR for more than £1m in 2014.

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After another season out on loan in the second tier with Huddersfield, he struggled to break into the Rangers side until 2017-18.

He impressed in the final year of his contract and then joined Forest on a free transfer, where he has continued to do well.

How to follow the January transfer window with Sky Sports

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How to follow the January transfer window with Sky Sports

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