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Boss upbeat

24 April 2013

Chris Morgan remained upbeat despite defeat at Crewe Alexandra on Tuesday night, insisting his main thought is the forthcoming play-off campaign.

Morgan made changes from the team that started at Portsmouth, but despite enjoying the lion's share of possession Chuks Aneke's strike settled the contest at Gresty Road.

Speaking of the game and looking forward to the challenge ahead, Morgan remarked: "We had a look at certain players that needed to get some minutes under their belts and at this stage of the season that is important.

"We played a different system which we had to do, we are in the play-offs and basically we had two matches to get things right for, hopefully,s three massive games. Some lads needed a rest after what has been a heavy workload and obviously now the play-offs are the priority.

"The aim is to get ourselves in the best possible shape for the first-leg of the play-offs, but the starting XI at Crewe should have been strong enough to win the game."

He continued, bemoaning the Blades' fortune in front of goal: "We have worked their goalkeeper and looked dangerous at set-pieces, at the other end Crewe have one shot on goal and win the game.

"In fairness our Achilles heel all season has been not scoring when we are dominating games, we aren't clinical enough in front of goal.

"We have got the tools and that is what we have to work with. We have an honest set of lads who graft for each other and they will never give up. Unfortunately, though, the result doesn't depend on possession and chances, it is about sticking the ball in the back of the net and that is a worry at the moment."

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