Sharp hoping to cut down the Owls for Forest – and the Blades
BILLY Sharp hopes to cut down Sheffield Wednesday for Nottingham Forest – and for the Blades.
The lifelong Sheffield United fan admits he has an extra incentive to get back among the goals at the City Ground tomorrow, when Sean O'Driscoll's side take on the struggling Owls.
Sharp admits he has always enjoyed friendly banter with the Wednesday fans, having played for both United and fellow Yorkshire side Doncaster Rovers.
And he hopes he will have the last laugh again tomorrow, as Forest look to end a run of three games without a win by claiming three points.
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"It is always nice to play against them, as a Sheffield United fan. I have had some good times against them and some bad times as well," he said.
"Hopefully this will be a good time for me.
"I said when I came that I wanted to score as many goals as I could for Forest.
"I got on a little bit of a good run, but I haven't scored in a couple of games now.
"Hopefully I can rectify that with a goal or two tomorrow. Or even three, perhaps."
Sharp had netted three goals in four games and it is a sign of his demanding character that he is already itching to find the net again after failing to score in his last two outings.
"I haven't scored in two games, so hopefully I can get one this weekend," he said.
"The fans have been superb since I have been here. And I do have good banter with the Wednesday fans.
"I call it a love/hate relationship. They do give me stick but I have never had any real trouble, it is just friendly banter.
"I hope to give the Forest fans something to cheer about."
Sharp is not underestimating the size of the task Forest face, despite the fact that Wednesday look to be facing a fight against relegation.
"It is not going to be any easier, because of their league position," he said. "We cannot get complacent.
"We know their weaknesses, but we also know they are a strong, physical side and we did not do too well against Millwall, who are similar.
"We had a lot more possession and passes than Millwall, but we lost.
"We know it is going to be a scrap, but if we do the horrible things right, hopefully we can get the result we want."