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Jose praised

16 December 2013

Nigel Clough reserved a special mention for Saturday's matchwinner Jose Baxter as he analysed the victory over Mark Cooper's Swindon Town in further detail.

Clough praised the Blades' workmanlike display that moved his side further away from the bottom four in League One.

Of the success, secured by Baxter's looping header in front of the Kop, the Gaffer remarked:

"We didn't intentionally sit back after the goal, but we had put a lot into the performance in the first hour or so and Swindon then had to come out at us.

"A second consecutive clean sheet makes the victory doubly pleasing, especially when we only had a couple of scares - which were our own doing.

"Given how Swindon play it often becomes more about concentration than anything else, we were sloppy in two instances and it nearly cost us.

"On a positive note, I thought Jose (Baxter) was instrumental in our attacking play and we succeed in getting them on the back foot by getting the ball out wide.

"At times we were effectively playing 4-2-4 with Jamie (Murphy) and Ryan (Flynn) bombing on to support Ports and Jose.

"Jose is really starting to contribute to the team and his two goals have both been crucial to two important victories.

"We needed a home win before our two games at Bramall Lane over Christmas, the three points will have given everyone a lift and it was good we could send our fans home happy."

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