Porter tipping new deadly duo to be ‘different’ class

Date:3rd September 2011.'Sheffield United v Bury, pictured Sheffield's Chris Porter, celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the match.
Date:3rd September 2011.'Sheffield United v Bury, pictured Sheffield's Chris Porter, celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the match.
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SHEFFIELD United striker Chris Porter last night insisted that his partnership with Ched Evans can become the most prolific of his career.

But the former Derby County marksman admitted Richard Cresswell, the South Yorkshire club’s leading goalscorer this season, remains the centre-forward by which all others should be judged at Bramall Lane.

Porter and Evans were both on target as United eased to victory over Colchester seven days ago and the 27-year-old said: “Ched and I complemented each other really well. It felt good out there alongside him because we both bring something different to the table. I like going up there for the headers and he likes latching on to them.”

Porter, who joined United on a free transfer this summer, added: “I’ve been fortunate enough to have a few good partnerships.

“I really enjoyed working with David Nugent when I was at Bury and then, when I went to Motherwell, I played in a ‘three’ with Ross McCormack and David Clarkson.”

Porter will be hoping to claim his fourth goal of the campaign when United play at Wycombe Wanderers today.

“I feel I’ve been solid enough,” he said. “I’ve not set the world on fire but I’m getting fitter and sharper.”

Danny Wilson’s side travelled south second in the table.

United’s manager admitted Cresswell was “frustrated” after being rested against Colchester.

Porter said: “Cressy sets the type of standards everyone here looks up to.”

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