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Blackman: Cards, Cofie and Confidence

22 August 2012

Nick Blackman was delighted to net his first league goal for the Blades against Coventry on Tuesday night.


Blackman's scoring record for United is already impressive, having netted twice from three matches since joining from Blackburn earlier this month.


The striker was delighted with his goal at the Ricoh Arena, saying: "I really enjoyed it and I hope the fans did too - it was for them.


"It was a really well worked goal. Shaun (Miller) got in behind them and I saw him look up. I knew where he was going to put it so I tried to make up as much ground as possible and I got there.


"Shaun's assisted me twice now. Hopefully, the roles will reverse and I'll help him too but I hope he can continue supplying me."


Blackman picked up a yellow card for his exuberant celebration, which included whipping off his shirt and heading to the Blades fans to celebrate. He added: "It was only my first booking for the club but I don't want to get to five. I'm obviously going to be careful and I'll try my best to keep the shirt on in future."


United's new number 10 is also hoping to forge a successful partnership with John Cofie - the duo have started both league games to date:


"We're working really well and we're both quick players. The defenders are very wary of our speed and they try not to give us a lot of time and space.


Blackman looks as confident as anyone in a Blades shirt: "I've been here a couple of weeks now and you slowly become more comfortable. My confidence stems from the lads who have made me feel really welcome.


"I felt we deserved three points in all honesty. The positive thing is that we came back from behind at a stadium like the Ricoh.


"Coventry, like us, are a good side and are looking to get back into the Championship. We played good football and showed maturity to come back."


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