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Skipper keen to kick on

27 December 2012

Michael Doyle paid tribute to his team-mates following another crucial victory that kept the Blades top of the pile in League One.

Having hit top spot last weekend with a 2-0 success at Crawley Town, United put three past Scunthorpe United without reply on Boxing Day, meaning a victory over Hartlepool United on Saturday will see them enter 2013 at the summit.

Looking back at the six points that have been won over the festive period to date, Doyle commented:

"In the last two games the conditions haven't been great, the pitches have been heavy, but we have produced two really professional displays.

"Scunthorpe are fighting for their lives at the moment and have been in decent form of late, but the early goal really helped us and deflated them.

"We were excellent in the first 20 minutes and really had a grip of the game, we let them back into the contest as half time approached, but we kicked on again after the break and thoroughly deserved to win 3-0, if anything it probably flattered Scunthorpe a bit."

The Blades again coped admirably in testing conditions and the skipper is keen to end 2012 on a high for the Unitedites that have backed them all year:

"It was hard work again, it is often difficult to judge the bounce of the ball and it can be quite dangerous at times too.

"We have another home game to look forward too on Saturday and although Hartlepool are bottom of the league we won't take anything for granted.

"The fans have been fantastic all season and we couldn't ask for better support, just hope we can round things off nicely with another win at the weekend."

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