Sheffield United reportedly got revenge on Derby County with Gary Madine signing

Frank Lampard, Manager of Derby County reacts during the FA Cup Third Round match between Derby County and Southampton at Pride Park on January 5, 2019 in Derby, United Kingdom.

Derby County are understood to have beaten Sheffield United to the £5 million capture of Martyn Waghorn in the summer transfer window.

11th August 2018, Loftus Road, London, England; EFL Championship football, Queens Park Rangers versus Sheffield United; Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder looking on from the dugout...

Sheffield United have reportedly got their own back on their Championship promotion rivals, Derby County.

Derby are understood to have outbid United for the now-Rams striker, Martyn Waghorn, in the summer transfer window.

 

And the two clubs are said to have chased yet another shared front-line target before his move to Sheffield United earlier this week.

The Sheffield Star reports that Derby, along with Millwall and another side 'competing for a top-six finish', expressed an interest in signing Gary Madine, only to be informed that Bramall Lane was the 28-year-old's preference.

Gary Madine of Cardiff City misses a penalty in injury time during the Sky Bet Championship match between Cardiff City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at the Cardiff City Stadium on April 6,...

And United, who have won one and lost the other of this season's league games against the Rams, will hope there is one last laugh reserved for them in the battle for promotion.

Chris Wilder's side currently occupy third position, and will be due to face Derby in the play-offs should the table remain the same in May.

Frank Lampard, Manager of Derby County reacts during the FA Cup Third Round match between Derby County and Southampton at Pride Park on January 5, 2019 in Derby, United Kingdom.

Would the new Sheffield United recruit have been a good addition for Derby County?

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