DON’T BE FOOLED BY COOL BLADES
WITH crunch time fast approaching in the battle for promotion, it would be understandable if Sheffield United began to lose their heads.
But Blades boss Nigel Clough is adamant his players remain cool, calm and collected despite the mounting pressure of securing a place in the Championship.
United’s play-off fate is still in their own hands with six games to go and as Clough tries to instil a system that will pay dividends in the second tier, he insists his side’s calmness should not have people doubting the intensity of their desire to secure promotion.
“Everyone is desperate to go up but that needs to come across in the right way,” said Clough. “There’s no point in us panicking or the players panicking.
“We have to stay calm and relaxed and play our football. We’re still in a great position and reaching the play-offs is in our hands.
“We’re trying to put in place a pattern of play and a system that will take us into the next league and not just scramble up there and look at coming straight back down again.”
CALM: Nigel Clough