Sheffield United yet to make decision on possible re-signing of Ched Evans

Clough: 'No decision on Evans'
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Sheffield United boss Nigel Clough says that a decision is yet to be made regarding the possible re-signing of convicted rapist Ched Evans.

Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough has claimed that the club are yet to make a decision on whether to re-sign convicted rapist Ched Evans.

Clough has confirmed that discussions have been held regarding Evans, who will be released from prison on Friday after serving half of a five-year sentence for raping a 19-year-old woman in a hotel near Rhyl, Denbighshire.

An online petition was created in a bid to stop the Blades from re-employing the former Wales international.

"We have had one or two discussions, we are awaiting a decision and the owners will make that in good time," ITV.com quotes Clough as saying.

"I have been involved in decisions, but it is very much a decision for the owners and when the time is right to say something as a club we will do that. It is that sort of decision - it's above football level."

Evans was signed by the club back in 2009 from Manchester City.

Sheffield United player Ched Evans in action during the npower League One game between Sheffield United and Chesterfield at Bramall Lane on March 28, 2012
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