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Personal glory or team success? For new Sheffield United recruit Febian Brandy, it is the latter that counts.

The winger, recruited from Walsall last week, has told The Star he hopes to find the back of the net more next season.

Although Brandy was pleased to notch seven goals last season as the Saddlers narrowly missed out on a play-off spot, the 24-year-old says he aiming to improve his finishing.

“I am looking to score more goals,” he conceded. “Every attacking player wants to do that. Through training, my teammates will see what type of player I am. They will then give me the right pass and it is down to me to make the right choice.

“I don’t set myself targets goal wise.

“Iscored seven goals from the right wing last year and I thought that was a decent return.

“Looking back, I think I could have got some more looking at the chances I missed.”

Brandy, who can be deployed on either flank or up front, is an unselfish player.

He enjoys creating chances for his teammates and regards that as his main role.

“I would like to score more goals but if I am in a one-on-one position and there is somebody in a better

position than me, then I will play the ball to them,” he said. “It is a team game.

“There is no point in me scoring two goals in a game and we are getting beaten 3-2 and I have not made the right choices.”

Wide players frustrate and delight football fans in equal measure. Brandy recognises he, and the team, will be judged on results.

He views United as a “good stepping stone” in his career.

“I had quite a few options over the summer and I looked at them all,” he said.

“I sat down with my family and I spoke to them about the future and we came to an agreement that United was the next best step for me.

“United are one of the bigger clubs at this level but I know I am going to be able to handle this step up.

“I am not coming here thinking I need to please everybody. I just want to do the basics right. If I do those right, then that’s when I can start blossoming. When I am relaxed, that’s when I play my best football.

As part of their pre-season preparations, United travel to Scotland tomorrow and will lock horns with Greenock Morton in their first friendly on Wednesday.

Brandy added: “It will be a good team-bonding trip with the lads. We will be living in each others pockets for seven to eight days so you can’t really get away from your teammates!”