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Higdon hails Dutch experience

Sheffield United new-boy Michael Higdon insists he is a better player after his stint in the Dutch Eredivisie with NEC Nijmegen.

The former St Mirren striker moved to the Dutch side from Motherwell at the beginning of last season and scored 14 goals in 32 Eredivisie appearances.

And the 30-year-old Liverpudlian cannot wait to play in front of fans at Bramall Lane following an impressive season playing in the Dutch top-flight.

\"It was a good experience with different styles of football and formations and I was going to bigger stadiums with really passionate fans,\" Higdon told Sky Sports.

\"So it was a good experience for me, but I'm really excited but the challenge ahead, especially playing at Brammal Lane where the supporters are fantastic.

\"I don't think it's (playing in the Netherlands has) made me different. I think I'm still the same person.

\"I liked to just get on with my football and put in a performance week-in and week-out. I felt over the course of the season I managed to do that so that's the way I look at it.\"