PADDY McCarthy has returned for a second loan spell at Sheffield United.
The Crystal Palace defender will stay at Bramall Lane until December 28, ansd it is believed Palace want him to feature in the third round of the FA Cup at the start of January.
The Advertiser spoke to McCarthy last weekend and the 31-year-old had expected to go back to South Yorkshire after enjoying a first loan period with the Blades.
"As far as I know I'm set to go back up there this week and play in the game against Doncaster Rovers." he said.
"My fitness is perfect. The first couple of games, it took me a while but the more I play, the better I feel and the easier it is to recover.
"I played five game consecutively for them with no problems. It's about getting back into it and I'm enjoying playing week in, week out.
"There is a lot of quality in the league, especially at Sheffield United. They do things properly and play the right way.
"They looked after me fantastically and I'm looking forward to getting back up there this week for another deal."