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Jose on goal trail

11 December 2013

Jose Baxter is pleased to see his hardowrk on the training ground being rewarded with minutes on the pitch.

The striker netted his second goal in United colours, with a sweet strike, in last Sunday's FA Cup success at Cambridge and he is hoping a prolonged run in the side will see him add to his tally.

Speaking ahead of Saturday's home clash with Swindon Town, the 21-year-old now has his sights set firmly on his first Blades goal at Bramall Lane.

Baxter commented: "I was pleased with my goal at Cambridge and it is reward for all the effort I have put in behind the scenes in recent weeks.

"I have worked hard in training on different aspects of my game, but I have always had faith in my ability. Hopefully the goal in the cup will be the start of a run for me personally and more importantly help to continue the team's recent improvements.

"It is one of the better goals I have scored because the ball was slightly behind me, but I just concentrated on making a good connection and getting the ball on target, thankfully it hit the back of the net, which is always a nice feeling for a striker.

"I have always seen myself as a goalscorer, from being very young I have loved scoring goals, but now I understand I have to offer more to the team defensively. That is something the Gaffer has demanded of me and the rest of the lads."

He added: "I know I have to track back and be part of the unit when we don't have the ball, we have responded well to the manager's instructions of late and now with two solid banks of four we have become a tough team to breakdown.

"Having scored for the first time in a while last week, it would be perfect if I could score my first 'home' goal in front of our tremendous supporters on Saturday."

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