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Kevin confident

18 January 2013

Kevin McDonald believes the Blades have the ability and desire to ensure a strong second half to the campaign.

McDonald says the players are determined to make Bramall Lane a fortress in the run-in after dropping several points in the first part of the campaign, most notably consecutive defeats to Hartlepool United and Yeovil Town.

Speaking ahead of Saturday's trip to Notts County, the Scottish midfielder insists confidence remains high in the dressing room.

He said: "The lads are bitterly disappointed that we aren't in the top two at the moment, we should be but we have dropped a lot of points at home and that needs to be rectified sooner rather than later.

"Nobody can put their finger on why we haven't been picking up more points at home, because last season we seemed to be winning games comfortably, most weeks.

"When we are away we seem to hit teams on the break and we have also been more clinical in front of goal.

"With the creative players we have we are always going to make chances, but at home we need to start converting them and killing teams off.

"For whatever reason we haven't been earning the right to play at home and we have spoken in the dressing room about winning the battle before letting our ability take over.

"We all agreed that we need to work harder to achieve a stranglehold of the game because if we do that we have proved that not many teams can live with us when we are at our best."

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