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Chris up for the Cup

14 February 2014

Chris Porter hopes he can help fire the Blades into the FA Cup quarter-finals, insisting he would dedicate the achievement to manager Nigel Clough, who he believes is responsible for saving his United career.


The 30-year-old has played in every round this season, having returned from a loan spell at Chesterfield.


Upon his return to South Yorkshire, Porter was thrown straight into the action in the first round tie at Colchester United under the stewardship of Clough and wants to repay the faith that has been shown in him.


Now Porter, who scored at the Weston Homes Community Stadium, in addition to his strike against Fulham at Bramall Lane, is targeting a last eight spot for the Blades at the expense of Sunday's Championship opponents.


Speaking ahead of the clash with Nottingham Forest, the striker commented: "I thought I'd done quite well at the beginning of the season, but the previous manager opted to play a couple of his own signings and I thought my chance had passed me by when I was loaned out.


"I thought my time at Sheffield United might be up but then Nigel arrived and I would like to contribute to beating Nottingham Forest at the weekend for the Gaffer.


"All the team, as well as doing it for themselves and obviously the fans, will want to do it for the Gaffer, he has been absolutely brilliant with everyone since he arrived in October."


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