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Underdog title suits

11 March 2014

Chris Porter believes the Blades will relish the tag of underdogs in the FA Cup.


Porter was speaking in the aftermath of Sunday's quarter-final success over Charlton Athletic, which subsequently saw the Blades set up a semi-final tie against Hull City at Wembley next month.


On facing another top-flight outfit, the marksman remarked: "We aren't going to Wembley for the occasion or for a day out.


"We have already beaten Aston Villa and Fulham away from home, whilst beating two Championship teams at home also deserves acknowledgement.


"Hull will be favourites and rightly so, they will have been happy with the draw, but at the moment we are entering games with no fear and that approach won't change in the semi-final.


"I think the Gaffer and the rest of the players actually relish being the underdogs."


Looking ahead to Wednesday's League One clash with Carlisle United at Bramall Lane, the striker insists the Blades will looking to make it ten wins on the spin.


He concluded: "Everyone is fighting for a place at the moment. The players who haven't been playing every week will be looking for an opportunity to impress the coaching staff.


"There's a great atmosphere around the Club now and everyone has contributed to what we have achieved in the FA Cup, but we've got to focus on what is in front of us now and that is Carlisle.


"There's no shortage of incentives for the players at the moment and it is an old cliché but we will continue to take things one game at a time."


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