John Lundstram says he wants to get back amongst the goals ahead of Sheffield United's trip to West Ham

John Lundstram admits he is determined to get off the mark for the season in terms of goals after admitting he is "quite hard" on himself over the chances he has missed for Sheffield United so far this term.

Thursday, 11th February 2021, 5:10 pm

The former Everton trainee was United's joint second-top scorer last season with five goals, but has yet to hit the target so far this time as United have struggled to replicate their form from the last campaign.

Lundstram saw a penalty saved by Emiliano Martinez on his Aston Villa debut earlier in the season, while Leeds' Illan Meslier somehow kept out the midfielder's well-struck shot in the Bramall Lane defeat to United's Yorkshire rivals.

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But Lundstram - who, barring late injury or illness, will make his latest United appearance on Monday night against West Ham United - admitted: "It's been really frustrating for me.

"I've got in good positons but I've missed some good chances which would have kick-started me.

"The penalty against Villa and Meslier's massive save against Leeds. If one of those goes in, it kick-starts me.

"I've had one or two other chances as well that I haven't managed to put away, and it's been frustrating. I'm quite hard on myself.

John Lundstram of Sheffield United fires in a shot during the FA Cup match at Bramall Lane, Sheffield: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

"But the important thing is still getting into those positions and that's a good sign that I'm getting in there, so I've got to keep doing that to try and get one."

United are looking to upset the odds and survive in the Premier League this season.

"There is hope," Lundstram said.

"We know it will be really tough, but there is hope there."