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Conor keen to contribute

13 September 2018

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Conor Washington is confident of a successful time with the Blades, having arrived prior to the closure of the summer transfer window.

The Northern Ireland international penned a one-year deal at the Lane last month and made his debut as a substitute in the victory over Aston Villa.

And the 26-year-old admits he arrives at S2 with a point to prove.

He remarked: "I'd being wanting to move for a while, it just hadn't worked out for a multitude of reasons at QPR, I needed a fresh start and what a place to come and get one.

"This is a ridiculously big club, I knew that from the moment I played in the Villa game, so coming here was an absolute no brainer for me.

"I ensured a frustrating time at QPR, I played games but not in the position I prefer. I like to play up top as a two and unfortunately I played a lot of games at QPR wide left.

"I want to be here and score goals and that's what the Gaffer has signed me for. The strikers here all have something different, none of us are too similar."

Washington is known for his hardwork, energy and pace and he is hoping that leads to a profitable campaign alongside a familiar face.

He added: "I like stretch the game and run in behind, I don't think anyone enjoys that more than me. It gives the Gaffer a headache if we're all firing, but it's healthy competition for places here.

"I did speak to Ollie (Norwood), I know him from Northern Ireland and he is a great player. When United signed him I thought it was a fantastic signing.

"So to be here with him is brilliant because he likes playing forward passes and I like getting on the end of them, so hopefully it's a good match."

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