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Vital preparation

23 April 2013

Matt Hill insists the next two matches aren't 'dead rubbers', despite the Blades being assured of a top six finish.


Saturday's disappointing defeat at Portsmouth left United unable to secure automatic promotion, but Hill insists games against Crewe and Preston will be vital preparation for the challenge that lies ahead.


He commented: "It's important we finish in a positive manner because wins breed confidence.


"We want the strikers scoring goals and putting the ball in the back of the net and the defence to be keeping it out and getting clean sheets. Those are good habits to be in and we want to enter the play-offs having established plenty of those."


Speaking of the affect Chris Morgan has had since assuming responsibility for first-team affairs following Danny Wilson's departure, the experienced defender added: "Chris has acquitted himself ever so well since coming in. He's got the total respect of the lads.


"He's a very emotional person and wears his heart on his sleeve. There were a few choice words spoken during the Portsmouth fixture. I agree we let him down. We are all 100 per cent behind him and David (Unsworth) too."


"Hopefully that was a blip. We've got to take it on the chin, learn and move on, starting on Tuesday night."


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