He’s a St Mirren man now, but it wasn’t too long ago that Ryan Flynn was a regular at Bramall Lane with Sheffield United.
The midfielder made nearly 200 Blades appearances, with Chris Wilder’s men now flying in the Premier League. They currently sit in sixth, above the likes of Manchester United and Tottenham.
Flynn meanwhile is in Paisley, where he has become one of St Mirren’s most reliable players. In an interview with the Daily Record, he has recalled his Sheffield days, whilst praising their current leader.
He said: “I’ve got great memories from Sheffield United, but we never quite got promoted which was the disappointing part for me.
“We got to two FA Cup semi-finals and a League Cup semi-final which was obviously an unbelievable achievement for a League One team.
““It was too much of a nearly time at Sheffield United. Chris Wilder has come in and done a fantastic job and they’re flying now. I’m happy to see them doing so well.”
Flynn was with Sheffield United in League One
When Flynn was in Sheffield, the club were stuck in League One as they looked for a way back to the Championship. In total, he made 195 appearances for the Blades.
It was a fruitful five year period which made him a well known face around the now Premier League club. After his Sheffield spell, Flynn moved to Oldham Athletic.
His next destination from there was St Mirren and the 31-year-old has made 79 Paisley appearances so far. He will likely break 100 appearances this season.
It certainly seems as if he has fond memories though of his time in the EFL.