Marlon King has vowed to repay David Weir’s faith by scoring the goals which catapult Sheffield United back up the League One table.
The centre-forward opened his Bramall Lane account during Friday’s draw with Crawley Town which ended a run of four straight defeats for United.
King, who joined the club on a free transfer last month after leaving Birmingham City, said: “The gaffer has given me a chance and brought me here. It felt great to get off the mark, really nice, and it’s something to build on.
“We’ve not scored many of late but the chances will come. Absolutely no doubt about it because of the quality we have here, there’s a lot of it in the team and in the end that will always shine through.
“We want to take maximum points from every game we play but at least that has given us a platform.”
King, one of three United players set to report for international duty this week, was on target during the second-half of only his third domestic outing since February. Having seen his 167th career goal cancel-out Jamie Proctor’s opener for Town, King’s contribution underlined the risk 22nd placed United will be taking if they allow Sunday’s televised fixture against Coventry City to go ahead as scheduled.
“We showed real character out there (against Crawley) because we had a set-back and re-grouped,” King added.
“People like Lyle (Taylor) and Conor (Coady) were a threat when they came on so that underlined the ability.
“What we’ve got to do now is push on and use that result as something to build on. Keep moving in the right direction.”