LATICS DRAW IS MASSIVE BOOST – DONE
MATT Done took matters into his own hands in midweek but the striker believes Sheffield United have all the tools they need to challenge for automatic promotion this season.
The Blades completed a remarkable comeback on Tuesday night, overturning a three-goal deficit with 24 minutes left to earn a point against Wigan Athletic.
Done netted twice in the process and the 27-year-old is confident that resilience is a sign of things to come in the second half of the season.
“We had a strong month in December and, despite losing to Peterborough, the performances have been good,” he said.
“We are a confident group, we have got a strong squad that the gaffer (Nigel Adkins) is always trying to enhance and we aren’t too far away from where we want to be.
“There is still a long way to go and hopefully if we can keep chipping away at the teams above us then, come the business end of the season, we will be in contention for automatic promotion.”
The Blades had began 2016 with defeat to Peterborough before a last-gasp loss to Manchester United ended their FA Cup run last week.
It meant the events against the Latics were important for morale, according to Done.
“Tuesday night was a strange one, with a real mixture of emotions,” he added.
“From the frustration and disappointment at 3-0 down to the delight and jubilation when we equalised, it was some fightback in the circumstances.
“Hopefully it is a turning point, a season-changing game in some respects, as it was a big psychological thing to get a draw against all the odds against a promotion rival away from home.
“We can take positives from the game. The biggest thing is the character and determination within the squad. We could have even snatched the game on Tuesday in stoppage time.”
HIGH FIVES: Nottingham Forest’s Oliver Burke celebrates with team-mates after scoring the second goal
POSITIVE: Matt Done