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Passion returns

5 March 2013

Dave Kitson says United's ambition to win promotion this season has helped him rediscover his passion for the game.

Upon signing an initial short-term deal with the Blades last August, Kitson made it clear he wanted to play in the United States and openly spoke about that happening in January.

But a productive spell either side of an unfortunate hamstring injury saw the 33-year-old commit his future to the Blades until the end of the season at least.

Speaking after netting his tenth goal of the season at Oldham on Saturday, the marksman commented:

"For the past four years I've not really enjoyed myself. I didn't know if I actually enjoyed football any more and that's why I made it plain in the summer that I was thinking about either doing something completely different - like going to America - or giving up altogether.

"But I'm so pleased that Simon McCabe managed to talk me into joining Sheffield United. I'm glad that I listened and came here because I have absolutely loved my football this season.

"As a sportsperson, no matter what you do, there is nothing better than winning. We're doing that here but, on top of that, there's also a great atmosphere behind the scenes which feels good to be a part of.

"I'm really enjoying myself again and it feels nice to be in with a chance of winning promotion too."

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