Simonsen signs for PNE

The 33-year-old, who was released by the Blades at the end of

last season, will go straight into the squad for North End’s

opening-day clash with Colchester.

Manager Graham Westley said: “It has been a long summer looking

for a goalkeeper after Richard Wright departed the club.

“We have seen a lot of goalkeepers and a number of good lads,

but Steve fits the bill in all regards.

“I wanted an experienced goalkeeper, somebody who knows the game

but still has the enthusiasm and the energy to make a contribution

going forward.

“He has got a lot of class about him and a lot of experience, he

is a good lad and I am looking forward to working with him.”