Sheffield United have re-signed striker Ched Evans from Chesterfield on a three-year deal, the Blades have announced.
Evans was released by United in the summer of 2012 after he was found guilty of raping a 19-year-old woman and sentenced to five years in prison.
That conviction was quashed and at a retrial last year, Evans was found not guilty.
Evans, who joins United for an undisclosed fee, told the club’s official website: “I am delighted to be back.
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“I still feel I have plenty to prove in football both at club and international level and I believe I can achieve those goals at United, playing in front of the terrific fans whose support I have always appreciated.
“I am very grateful to Chesterfield, the board and football management for giving me an opportunity to return to the game.
“It is just disappointing that it has come in a season which has seen the club suffer relegation. I would like to thank the Chesterfield fans who made me feel so welcome.”
Culled from BT Sport