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"I've scored some goals against Sheffield United in the past. I'll be looking to do that tomorrow." - Coventry City's Marcus Tudgay

15 August 2014

The City striker has also praised Shaun Miller for netting his first goal for the club and hopes to see another striker come in....

Coventry City striker Marcus Tudgay has revealed he is looking forward to facing Sheffield United, a team he scored against whilst playing for Steel City rivals Sheffield Wednesday.

During his five-year spell with the Owls, the 31-year old became a fan's favourite by making a habit of scoring in the Steel City derby.

Tudgay scored for Wednesday in a 2-0 win for the Owls at Hillsborough in January 2008 and also grabbed the winner in a 2-1 win at Bramall Lane in February 2009.

The City striker also scored against the Blades in a 3-2 defeat in September 2009 and he is hoping to reignite his goal-scoring form against United for the Sky Blues tomorrow.

Tudgay said: "When I was at Sheffield Wednesday, I had some good times against United which is always a great game to play in.

"I always enjoy the games against them but really, it is just another game where I'll be looking to do what I can do and score goals.

"I usually get a little bit of stick from the United fans from my time at Sheffield Wednesday but I just stay focused on the game.

"It is part and parcel of what the game is. We'll be looking be for the three points and it would be a great way to get your first points on the board by beating a strong side like Sheffield United."

Marcus Tudgay missed the 2-1 defeat against Cardiff City in the Capital One Cup with illness as fellow City striker Shaun Miller netted his first goal for the club.

With competition for places in Steven Pressley's starting line-up against the Blades, Tudgay has welcomed the news that the City boss is currently pursuing another striker.

He added: "It was good to see Shaun get his first goal for the club as he has been working hard in training all summer.

"He is a very good finisher and when you watch the goal back, it was good technique to get over the ball. It shows who ever is called upon can do a job for the side and that's the most important thing.

"It is good to have the competition and I think it is good to hear the manager is looking at bringing another striker in. 

"I've said before, you need more than three strikers to get through a season. Also, if we can bring someone in who offers another attribute, then it means we're more likely to achieve this season."

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