This article forms part of our Total Duds feature series, which is where Football Transfer Tavern takes a look at how a player has fared since being signed or sold, using statistical figures and statements from pundits to prove how bad a deal the club got.
Back in 2015, Sheffield United were in League One with manager Nigel Adkins. They had finished fifth in the 2014/15 season but sadly missed out on promotion and they would have hoped that they could do similar the 2015/16 campaign but with a more successful ending.
To do this they brought some players to Bramall Lane, one of these being striker Conor Sammon from Derby County and in July 2015 he joined on loan from the Rams, per Transfermarkt.
The hope was that he would strengthen the South Yorkshire outfit’s frontline and provide the club with some goals to propel them into the Championship. However this was not to be the case. The Irishman played 33 times for the Blades, but only managed to score six goals, with one being in the FA Cup against Non League club Worcester City.
His poor form was the exact opposite of what the Blades needed, and with spectacular misses, one of which fans dubbed ‘Miss of the Season’, the club struggled in the division and finished eleventh in League One. Albeit this would have not just been down to him, but the fact is that if he was a more potent the club could have definitely finished higher in the division. Finishing eleventh was the lowest league position that the Blades have managed since 1983.
Unsurprisingly Sammon returned back to his parent club Derby and the Blades did not make a permanent transfer for him, but due to his poor goal scoring record at the club, the forward, who even Yorkshire Live called a flop was definitely a total dud for the club.
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