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Step-by-step challenge

12 April 2013

Chris Morgan is determined to make the most of the opportunity he has been given to take charge of the Blades for the rest of the season.

Morgan, who will be assisted by David Unsworth, says he is looking forward to the challenge that lies ahead, but insists the departing management duo couldn't have done anything more to try and make United successful.

Speaking after Kevin McCabe had addressed the assembled media at the Legends of the Lane on Thursday afternoon, Morgan commented: "Obviously this situation arose on Wednesday night; but it is never nice when a manager and assistant manager have to leave a football club.

"Danny (Wilson) and Frank (Barlow) have done everything in their power in the last two years to try and get Sheffield United back to the Championship.

"They worked so hard, as have all the staff and the players. Now we find ourselves in a position with five games to go and the aim remains promotion."

He continued: "I must stress, like I already have done to the players, the five games are step-by-step, starting with Swindon Town on Saturday.

"The supporters will get right behind us, as they understand exactly what the challenge is that is ahead.

"Myself and David (Unsworth), who will assist me, will stress to the players that it is their responsibility to give the crowds something to shout about.

"It is our jobs to get the supporters backing, but I am sure as they have all season they will remain right behind us."

Morgan's objective for the weekend is simple: "What we need is a really positive performance and if we produce that then the fans will believe again, we must have belief throughout the remainder of the season.

"We have enjoyed a lot of success over the last couple of seasons and we must go out with confidence on Saturday, take the game by the scruff of the neck and really stamp some authority on the game from the first minute."

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