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Conor remains confident

8 August 2013

Conor Coady says working under the stewardship of David Weir during a loan spell with the Blades should ensure his stint in South Yorkshire is a successful one.

The England U20s skipper, who joined the Blades on-loan until January last month, made his first competitive start as a Blade in the Capital One Cup defeat at the hands of Burton Albion on Tuesday night.

Despite the disappointment of the defeat against the Brewers, Coady is remaining optimistic about the challenge ahead of him.

He remarked: "I will give everything to the Sheffield United cause during my loan spell, but ultimately I want to become a better player for this experience. I want to push my career on and play regularly, but it has to be for the good of the Blades.

"A big factor in this move was Brendan (Rodgers) and the Gaffer here sharing the same philosophy of how they want their teams to play. David (Weir) is a top bloke and will go on to be a great manager, because of how he wants to play should see me progress as a player in the next six months or so."

A stunning strike from Michael Doyle was the only moment of cheer for the Blades against Gary Rowett's League Two outfit and Coady added:

"I needed that game, but the defeat was hard to take for everyone. I don't think we were as patient in possession as we were against Notts County. I like to get on the ball and drive forward towards goal when possible, but that is an aspect of my game that I need to work on.

"The crowd has been fantastic, they have been superb in both games, but like the players they will have gone home on Tuesday bitterly disappointed.

"It was a great strike from Michael (Doyle), but to be honest it doesn't surprise me, because he has done it a lot in training since I arrived."

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