FOOLISH TO WRITE US OFF – SHARP
SHEFFIELD United skipper Billy Sharp says any Championship teams that write off the Blades this season do so at their peril.
The 31-year-old striker fired his boyhood club to promotion last term.
He scored 30 goals in 49 appearances as Chris Wilder’s men won League One, securing a route back to the second tier at the sixth time of asking.
Everything clicked for the Blades as they finished 14 points clear of secondplaced Bolton, and Sharp is certain he and his teammates will be able to keep their foot on the gas in 201718.
“I’d like to think other teams will have respect for us, but if they want to write us off, then fine,” said the ex-Southampton and Leeds United hitman.
“We’ve got a lot of experience at this level and some new exciting talent who can make the step up. There are plenty of good options.
“We’ve got to take confidence from what we’ve just done and channel that going forward. Show the same self-belief and ‘no fear’ attitude.
“I definitely think we can get good results weekin, week-out but if we go through a bad spell, we’ve got to take it on the chin, bounce back and show we’re resolute.”
POSITIVE: Billy Sharp