Sheffield Utd bring in duo

Sheffield United have announced the double signing of defender Jay McEveley and goalkeeper Iain Turner.

Scotland international McEveley, 29, has put pen to paper on a one-year deal with an option of a further year, whilst former Everton stopper Turner, 30, has joined initially until Christmas.

"Jay is an experienced performer who we worked with for a couple of years at Derby," Sheffield United boss Nigel Clough told the official club website.

"As we saw on Saturday, we are short of cover in that area.

"Jay provides that and can also play down the middle."

Referring to Turner, Clough added: "Iain is an experienced goalkeeper and will provide good cover until we are in a better position to assess what is happening with George Long."