Howard: Put me on the spot

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Sheffield United's Brian Howard will put himself first in the queue to take a penalty should the chance arise in Monday's Championship play-off final at Wembley.

The Blades midfielder has a reputation as a big-match player and will not hide if asked to take a spotkick in the end-of-season showdown with Burnley.

He told the Football League podcast: "Anyone that knows me knows that I'm a confident lad and I don't mind a bit of the limelight here and there and I wouldn't mind taking the penalty that gets us there."

He continued: "I'm confident in my own ability that I could do it and I've got, without cursing myself, a 100% record in my career, so I'll be feeling confident of taking that penalty."

Howard, a League One play-off final winner with Barnsley in 2006, believes victory in the annual showdown is the best way to go up.

He added: "If any player was going to get promoted and they were guaranteed to go up through the play-offs then I think it's the best way to do it, but it's the worst way to lose."

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