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Down to the wire

18 April 2013

Chris Morgan is tipping the race for automatic promotion from League One to go down to the wire.

Morgan is confident the Blades will still be very much in with a shout of a top two finish when they host Preston North End at Bramall Lane on the final day of the regular season:

"We have got three games remaining and I think we will be sitting in the dressing room before the Preston game knowing a win will give us a chance of automatic promotion.

"I might be proved wrong, but I am optimistic we can take the race to the final day of the season.

"The top two remains in our sights and the results in the next week or so are going to have plenty of twists and turns, I am sure of that."

Looking back on Tuesday night's draw with Brentford, Morgan refused to be critical of the officials, despite witnessing many talking points in a thrilling 90 minutes:

"I spoke to Uwe (Rosler) on the final whistle and there was so much riding on that game that we were both slightly frustrated with some of the decisions.

"Keith (Stroud) is an honest guy and I am sure he will analyse his performance just like both teams will look at what happened.

"He will have thought about his decisions and made them genuinely, I am not going to slate the referee, it was a big game and needed managing."

Morgan finished by praising the support his side received against the Bees, which was well in excess of 20,000.

He concluded: "I knew before Saturday we would get the backing of the supporters, they turned out in numbers against Swindon and to get over 23,000 against Brentford is absolutely incredible really.

"They did their bit, they backed us to the hilt and we couldn't ask for anymore. The supporters understandably react to the performance and the players are giving them something to shout about.

"We need them to stick with us, they believe we can win promotion and our belief is as strong as ever."

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