Republic of Ireland striker David McGoldrick has signed a contract extension at Sheffield United that will keep the forward at the club until the summer of 2022.

The Irish international scored 15 times in 45 appearances in his first season with the Blades to help them achieve promotion to the Premier League - although he is yet to find the net in the Premier League.

However, McGoldrick has provided two assists in the league prior to the hiatus caused by the coronavirus pandemic and also found the net in the FA Cup in January when his club faced Reading.

He has become the third Sheffield United player to put pen to paper on a new deal this week, following in the footsteps of club captain Billy Sharp and deputy Ollie Norwood.

He said on the club website: "There's nowhere else I'd rather be spending the next two years, so I'm over the moon to sign this extension and remain a part of this fantastic journey the club is on." 

The striker scored his first senior international goal for Ireland last September with a late header in a 1-1 draw with Switzerland in Euro 2020 qualifying, a goal he described at the time as "a long time coming".