Sheffield United: Michael Higdon hopes for Cup momentum

Michael Higdon
Higdon has scored five gaols in 12 games for the Blades

Sheffield United striker Michael Higdon is hopeful his side's runs in cup competitions can help their league campaign.

Higdon, 31, came off the bench to score twice as Nigel Clough's side came from behind to beat MK Dons 2-1 in the League Cup fourth round on Tuesday.

The Blades are unbeaten in their last six games in all competitions.

"I think the cup runs can give us more momentum because it's nice to keep winning," he told BBC Radio Sheffield.

"We're still in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy too so we just want this to continue."

Liverpool fan Higdon's Anfield hope
"It would be nice to have a home game but Liverpool away would be nice personally. I'd ask the gaffer if I could just walk there."

The former Crewe and Motherwell man joined the League One side, who are currently sixth in the table, on a two-year deal from Dutch side NEC Nijmegen in the summer.

His two goals against MK Dons were his first since scoring against Gillingham on 27 September.

Higdon who has just returned from a three-match suspension, says he is willing to bide his time for a recall to the first XI.

"It's been a bit indifferent so far but that's five goals in 12 games now so it's not too bad. There's still a lot more to come," he added.

"I was brought in to get goals and I was doing OK until my sending off so it was nice to come on and make an impact.

"I want to get back in the team but if the manager wants to bring me off the bench then that's fine. You want to play every week but I realise I'm not going to play every week here."

The Blades, who reached the semi-final of the FA Cup last season, will find out their League Cup quarter-final opponents on Wednesday.

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