Sheffield United manager Neil Warnock has settled his differences with striker Geoff Horsfield to pave the way for a £1.2million summer move.
The 32-year-old signed on loan from West Brom in February, but made just one start as Warnock refused to tamper with the side that had risen to the top of the league.
At Horsfield's own request he went back to the Baggies to train near his Midlands home, rather than warm the bench in Sheffield, but Warnock believes he is now ready to start fighting for a place in the Blades' Premiership first team.
'Geoff is no different to anyone else. What's gone is gone and he will fight for a place like the rest,' he told the club's official website.
Horsfield added: 'Neil and I sat down for a talk a few days ago and everything is sorted out. Yes, we had differences of opinion on occasions, but you get that in football when everyone wants to play.
'Now I am looking forward to coming back after the summer, getting in a good pre-season and playing in the Premiership again. I want it to be like signing a new player because I will come back fit and hungry to win a place in the team, making it difficult for the manager not to pick me.'