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Blackman - We've Been The Surprise Package

Blackman - We've Been The Surprise Package

Chelsea loanee Jamal Blackman has said he feels Sheffield United have been the surprise package in the Championship this season following last year's promotion.

With a number of 'names' in the Championship having indifferent starts, Sheffield United made a bright start to life and carried through all the momentum from the League One campaign and we go into October's fixtures sat in third place in the table.

Speaking to the Official Site as we go into the clash against Ipswich Town this weekend, he explained.

'It's been a great start to my loan spell and a fantastic experience for me personally, playing at this level. Everyone at the club have been so welcoming and to have started as we have has boosted the morale. People wondered what would happen have come up from League One, but we're here on merit, we're looking to compete and are where we are because of our performances and results.'

He added.

'We aren't here to make up the numbers, we've just played our game and not worried about the big-name opponents we've faced. The Gaffer has put a game plan together, we're here to entertain, score goals and win matches and we have done so consistently.'

With eleven Championship games to his name so far, Blackman also felt he was improving with every game he was playing.

'I've enjoyed working hard with the other goalkeepers and coach Darren Ward on the training ground and it's been great learning from them too. Obviously they have different strengths to me and it is all helping me become a better goalkeeper. We defend from the front and everyone wants to work hard for each other and win games of football, it's a good mindset to have.'

He ended by saying.

'There is a fantastic spirit here and that has played a massive part in our success. We are a team, the staff here say that is the main ethic of the group. I came in late, but I knew this was a good side and I was looking forward to the opportunity. But after a few games I saw we had a very good squad and I'm not surprised at all at how well we're doing.'

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Friday October 13 2017
Time: 5:39PM

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