Blackman praise for Kitson

Blackman: Part of Blades strike duo

Sheffield United striker Nick Blackman has praised the contributions of strike partner Dave Kitson.

The duo have formed a promising partnership since starting together for the first time at Yeovil last month.

And Blackman, who netted the Blades' winner against Leyton Orient on Saturday, says the arrival of the former Portsmouth man has boosted their attacking options.

"Dave (Kitson) is so experienced, he never stops talking to me throughout the game, which only benefits my performance and he has also done really well," he told the club's official website.

"We have an excellent range of strikers to choose from so you know you have to be at your best each time you play."

Kitson, 32, has scored two goals in six appearances since switching to Bramall Lane in August this year.