Blades bring in defender Lowry

Lowry has made just three substitute appearances during his Villa

career and had spells on loan at Plymouth and Leeds last season. He

attracted interest from Derby earlier in this campaign and had been

chased by a string of clubs following the opening of the January

transfer window. However, he has secured a move to Bramall Lane and

new Blades boss Micky Adams is happy to have brought in the

Australian. Adams told the club’s official website: “He is young,

enthusiastic, fits the profile we are looking for and I have

watched him recently in Villa’s reserves. “He had a good loan spell

at Leeds United last season so coming to a club like ours won’t

faze him.” Lowry joins West Brom full-back Joe Mattock in linking

up with the Blades on loan and could make his debut in Saturday’s

game away to Coventry City. The Blades have been hit by injury

problems in defence and Adams is currently without Chris Morgan,

Andy Taylor and Nyron Nosworthy.