Hulse aims to prove himself
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Rob Hulse wants to grasp his second chance to prove he can make it in the top flight.
Rob Hulse is determined to grasp his second chance to prove he can make it at Premiership level.
Top-flight new boys Sheffield United have stumped up £2.2 million to sign Hulse from Leeds United on a three-year contract.
Hulse has previous Premiership experience from his time at West Bromwich Albion when he failed to score in five appearances during the 2004/05 season.
Though the 26-year-old was unable to make an impact on that occasion, he is eager to prove to Blades boss Neil Warnock it is money well spent.
"I have moved to The Premiership and it's a big thing for me, wanting to prove myself at the highest level," Hulse told Sky Sports News.
"I have got the opportunity now and I'm in a team full of talented lads who also want to prove themselves.
"I feel I'm at a good place.
"A lot of water has gone under the bridge since then (his previous Premiership outings). I had injuries at West Brom and other bits and bobs.
"There were no hard feelings, but I just had the chance to go to Leeds. I wanted to be playing regular football and it was a chance to prove myself again. I think I've done that."
The former Crewe Alexandra front man is aware of the competition for places in the Bramall Lane attack, but is confident he can offer The Blades a different option.
He added: "There's a lot of talented strikers here. I think we are all different in our own right.
"In The Premiership, you need lots of different strikers and lots of different techniques.
"Hopefully, I can bring something to the team that's going to help Sheffield United to progress."