Man Utd loanee John Cofie happy with Sheffield United competition

John Cofie

Sheffield United loanee John Cofie says he is happy to compete for a place in the starting XI.

The 19-year-old striker joined the Blades on a season-long loan from Manchester United earlier this month and scored the only goal in their 1-0 pre-season win at Rotherham on Tuesday.

He told BBC Radio Sheffield: "If I was to be the only striker here then I wouldn't be motivated.

"Having competition makes you train harder and helps you develop."

Cofie will be competing with new signing Shaun Miller, veteran Richard Cresswell and Chris Porter for a place in the first team.

Blades boss Danny Wilson has also confirmed he is interested in Blackburn striker Nick Blackman.

The England youth international is confident that he can thrive as the Blades aim to gain promotion from League One at the second attempt.

"As a striker you need to be in a team that passes the ball and creates chances and this club has excellent midfielders," he added.

"The gaffer's style of play really suits the way I play so I'm delighted to be here. I'm hopeful that by the time the season comes I'm fit and ready to start scoring some goals."

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