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I'm a Blade now. I want to win and score goals, says Madine

7 January 2019

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Gary Madine says he 'jumped at the chance' to join the Blades, once he'd spoken to boss Chris Wilder.

Speaking for the first time as a Blade, following confirmation of his arrival until the end of the season from Cardiff City, the 28-year-old admits he's always had a desire to play for United and feels he's joining a club on an upward trajectory.

He remarked: "There were other teams interested but believe it or not when I knew Sheffield United were interested, I was buzzing and jumped at the chance. I've played with some of the lads and against them too, I was dying to make the move happen.

"Some people have this perception I don't like Sheffield United, but that's not true. I have over 20,000 supporters booing me when I've played here before, it's an intimidating place to come and some players would crumble."

Madine added: "But I've always thought I wouldn't mind being part of that and it is certainly a club on the up, one who play some excellent football.

"The football they play is exciting, you see the centre-backs overlapping the strikers and the balls that go into the box are perfectly made for me to go and get some goals.

"It will strange facing Bolton and Sheffield Wednesday, but I'm a Blade now and all I want to do is win and score goals. I don't care who that is against."

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