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United challenge inspires King

19 September 2013

Marlon King is looking forward to the 'challenge' that awaits him at Bramall Lane.

Speaking after penning a contract until the end of the season, King says he had no doubts about joining the Blades, despite the League One status.

The 33-year-old said: "I'm really excited about being here. Other people might not want to drop down the leagues if they've played in the top-flight or at Championship level but I'm not like that at all.

"At this stage of my career I wanted a challenge. I didn't want to go somewhere to make up the numbers or not play just so I could pick up a wage.

"That's not me. I'm still like a little kid playing football in the park, that's how I approach the game.

"As far as I'm concerned, whether you earn a £100 a week or £100,000, you still need that spark and inspiration. That's what I feel I have coming here."

King believes his experience will be invaluable to a Blades side that hasn't won a league fixture since the opening day of the season.

The striker added: "I've got plenty of experience. We've got that at the back and with Doyler (Michael Doyle) in midfield so hopefully I'll provide that in my department now.

"There are a lot of good youngsters here and sometimes they just need a bit of advice out there because football, especially at a club like this, can be a demanding environment when you are playing with a high level of expectation.

"Sometimes, and I know because I've been in that situation, you just need someone to lighten the load a bit so that's what I'll try and do and obviously scoring goals would only help the cause."

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