Sheffield United: Hussey praises his new club’s twelfth man

New Sheffield United signing Chris Hussey (right) battles former Bramall Lane loanee Alex Baptiste

New Sheffield United signing Chris Hussey (right) battles former Bramall Lane loanee Alex Baptiste

Chris Hussey will embrace the weight of expectation associated with being a Sheffield United player after completing his move to Bramall Lane.

Hussey, who joined Chris Wilder’s side from League One rivals Bury earlier this week, told The Star he is inspired by the challenge of representing the division’s best supported club.

Chris Hussey has also represented Burton Albion � BLADES SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY

Chris Hussey has also represented Burton Albion � BLADES SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY

“Performing in front of the biggest crowd at this level will help me up my game,” the left-back said. “I don’t understand why anyone might think it’s a hindrance because it’s anything but. If anything, it should get you going.

“To get promoted, you need to win the majority of your home games and we lost a few here last season. With the fans on our side, I know we can rectify that. This stadium, these fans, is going to be key for us. Huge in fact.”

United were beaten eight times on home soil under Wilder’s predecessor Nigel Adkins en route to their lowest league finish for over 30 years. One of those defeats was inflicted by Hussey’s former club and the left-back, who started September’s game in South Yorkshire, said: “Okay, if you make a few mistakes then people are going to get on your back. But that’s part and parcel of football, you can’t tell people to be quiet and you don’t want them to be quiet either. It’s just how you perceive it and I’m positive, I think it’s a good thing.”

“This is a huge football club,” Hussey, who started his career with AFC Wimbledon, added. “I spoke with the gaffer and we share the same ideals.”

Chris Hussey will operate at left-back after joining Sheffield United

Chris Hussey will operate at left-back after joining Sheffield United