Sheffield United sign Jack O'Connell and John Fleck

Jack O'Connell
Jack O'Connell made 16 Championship appearances for Brentford last season

League One side Sheffield United have signed Brentford centre-back Jack O'Connell and Coventry midfielder John Fleck on three-year contracts.

The Blades have paid an undisclosed fee for O'Connell, who made 18 appearances for the Bees after signing from Blackburn Rovers in February 2015.

The 22-year-old had two years left on his contract at Griffin Park.

Fleck, 24, spent four seasons with fellow League One club Coventry and has joined United on a free transfer.

"I'm delighted that the board have backed this signing because Jack is an exciting talent," Blades manager Chris Wilder told the club website.external-link

"John is an outstanding midfield player in League One and we believe he can play at a higher level."

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