Striker backs himself to save the Blades

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DANIEL Bogdanovic last night insisted he can propel Sheffield United towards Championship survival.

But the Malta international, who admitted to being “angry and frustrated” by his team’s predicament in the table, insisted he will have no complaints if manager Micky Adams omits him from the starting 11 against Millwall today.

Bogdanovic said: “I’m sure I can get the goals to keep us up.

“I’ve made six starts and scored three so the facts and figures are there.

“But football is a matter of opinions.

“Sometimes certain players don’t fit in with the ideology a manager wants for certain games and that is fine.

“It doesn’t mean that you can’t contribute. I am ready to help whether it be from the first minute of the match or if I’m asked to come on in the 92nd or the 93rd.”

Bogdanovic, a summer signing from South Yorkshire rivals Barnsley, added: “I’ve been in this situation twice with Barnsley.

“My goals helped get them out of trouble but it was also a team effort.

“When you are at the bottom or the top of the table then these are the games you remember when you retire. You don’t remember the ones when you are in the middle and had nothing to play for but pride.

“We are in a difficult moment but every tunnel has light at the end and we can definitely do it.”

Bogdanovic was the subject of an official approach by Hibernians during the transfer window but explained why he rejected their offer.

“I turned it down because I’m not a quitter,” he said. “If the boat is in danger of sinking then I won’t just jump off. I’ll stay on board and fight because I owe it to people here.”