David McGoldrick admits he feels the love from Sheffield United fans; reveals why he's not concerned despite goal drought

David McGoldrick admits he is unconcerned about his wait for his first Premier League goal after praising Sheffield United's fans for their loyalty towards him.

Thursday, 9th January 2020, 3:31 pm

No player has had more shots in the top-flight this season without scoring than McGoldrick, who saw VAR rule out what he thought was his first Premier League goal earlier in the season away at Tottenham Hotspur.

"It would have been my first goal in the Premier League, I knew I wasn't offside," he told Sky Sports.

"A year ago that would have been a goal, at Tottenham Stadium. It would have been some story but it got taken away and I'm sure I'll get my first goal soon."

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McGoldrick scored 15 goals for United in their promotion season after signing on a free transfer from Ipswich Town.

"I've been a striker for all my career and I've gone through spells not scoring and you get moans, you get boos, you get called all sorts," he admitted.

"But I'm getting chances and I'm not taking them and I'm getting my name sung straight after.

"It lifts you straight away, it makes me work harder, on the ball, off the ball, for the team, for the fans, for the manager and the staff.

David McGoldrick of Sheffield Utd: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

"I've never seen fans stick by a player that much like they are with me, the respect I've got for them is mutual."

McGoldrick is likely to get another chance to get off the mark tomorrow evening, when the Blades host West Ham United at Bramall Lane.

"I've not played in the Premier League before. If I wasn't getting any shots and I wasn't scoring, then yeah I would be worried," he said.

"But I'm getting the chances and it's like they say with London buses; once one comes, they all come at once.”

Manager Chris Wilder said of McGoldrick’s signing: "It certainly was straightaway a good fit and we were quickly delighted to tie him down.

“He's been outstanding, a player of undoubtful quality, who makes us tick. His work ethic is fantastic."