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Stand-in skipper wants a win

20 September 2012

Neill Collins is determined to end his three-match temporary stint as skipper with a win at Yeovil Town on Saturday.

Owing to the enforced absence of suspended regular captain Michael Doyle, the popular Scotsman has stepped up to lead the Blades in their last two home matches, but he admits, despite being proud to be named skipper, he has been disappointed not to win either fixture:

"It is a great honour to captain Sheffield United in the absence of Michael (Doyle) and I am trying my best to replicate what he does.

"I am now looking to sign off with a victory at Yeovil to hand it back to him undefeated. I always try and act as a leader regardless of the armband; it doesn't make a difference or affect me."

Looking back on Tuesday night's goal-less draw with Doncaster, Collins reserved a special mention for the clean sheet and he is tipping Rovers to join the Blades in the race for promotion back to the Championship:

"We were pleased to get a clean sheet because we have given away some poor goals at places like Coventry and Colchester, but as a team we defend excellently.

"We handled their attacking threat very well, me and Harry dealt with Chris Brown and the full-backs picked up their wingers. Doncaster came here and set out for a draw and we are just a bit disappointed we couldn't find a way to break them down.

"It is good to remain unbeaten because last season we lost or dropped points against teams around us and I expect Doncaster to be there or thereabouts in the final reckoning."

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