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Monty gone but not forgotten

11 September 2012

Nick Montgomery insists he ended his long association with Sheffield United on amicable terms last month.

The 30-year-old midfielder left Bramall Lane on transfer deadline day to join Australian outfit Central Coast having made 351 league appearances since his debut against Norwich in October 2000.

May's npower League One play-off final defeat to Huddersfield ended up being Montgomery's last appearance for the Blades after boss Danny Wilson elected to withdraw him from first-team contention due to financial reasons.

"I've had a fantastic time here and I didn't want it to end on a bad note and thankfully for me it hasn't," he told BBC Radio Sheffield.

"We came to an amicable agreement over my contract and it's allowed me to move on fulfil an ambition I've always had."

He added: "I'll miss all the friends that I've made and I'll be back at the end of the season to watch a couple of the games.

"I went to the training ground to see the lads and the staff last week and that was pretty emotional and I'm going to the Bury game on Saturday, which will be a great chance to say goodbye to the fans."

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