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Baxter keen to contribute

7 November 2014

Jose Baxter is optimistic the Blades can repeat last month's league success at Crewe Alexandra, when the two teams clash in the FA Cup on Saturday.


Baxter, who had a penalty saved against the Alex, as Stefan Scougall's second-half goal proved to be enough for all three points in the league clash, remarked:


"Crewe is always a difficult place to go, but we can go there full of confidence having deservedly won there recently, we dominated the game and should have won by more.


"But this is a cup-tie, it could be a slightly different game, although we go to Gresty Road with the same aim, to be positive and win the game."


On his own contribution to the team and his current form, Baxter who has been deployed in a host of different positions already this season, says he is enjoying being the focal point of the attack, in the absence of Michael Higdon.


The former Everton trainee added: "I am happy to play wherever the management ask me to, I have said before that we have an excellent squad so to be starting games regularly, in whatever position is pleasing.


"I am versatile, but honestly, I will do my best and adapt my game regardless of where the manager asks me to play.


"It is a big responsibility for me to be handed the role of leading the line, scoring goals and creating chances for others, but one I am relishing.


"I do a lot of work outside the box, but as we saw against Barnsley I need to be getting into the box more to get on the end of the crosses.


"I am working hard, getting used to this position and hopefully a goal or two will give my confidence a real boost.


"We attack as a team though, so it is a collective responsibility to score goals, it isn't just down to the striker."



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