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Darryl's focus

4 December 2012

Darryl Westlake insists the Blades are fully focused on a successful Johnstone's Paint Trophy campaign, despite admitting promotion back to the Championship remains the number one priority.

Westlake, currently in possession of the right-back berth with Tony McMahon sidelined with a hamstring complaint, is determined to make the most of his opportunity of first team action.

Ahead of Tuesday's northern-area quarter-final at Coventry, he commented: "At the end of the day this competition ends with a final at Wembley, so as players we would be foolish to let the chance pass us by.

"Of course it will be difficult at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry are in good form of late, but we are focused on going as far as possible.

"Hopefully we can go all the way to the final, but not at the expense of promotion, that remains our ultimate aim."

On his own performances, he added: "I am eager to keep showing the management team what I am capable of, everyone has seen that I like to get forward and attack, but first and foremost I am in the team as a defender and that is my main responsibility.

"This season is certainly a learning curve for me and I am learning all the time, particularly from the likes of Neill Collins and Matty Hill."

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