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Positive thinking

5 November 2013

Matt Hill is confident that the Blades will re-commence their climb up the League One table soon, despite Saturday's defeat at Shrewsbury Town.

Speaking after the 2-0 defeat at the Greenhous Meadow, Hill said: "In the second-half, even with ten men, we gave it a real good go but we got caught out on the counter-attack in the end. Even though we were obviously disappointed with the result, I think there were positives we took home with us.

"In the past, our heads would drop whenever we fell behind but that hasn't been the case lately. Mentally, we are much stronger now and that can only serve us well in the future.

"The Gaffer has come in and made things very simple. He wants us to work within a very basic framework, which makes perfect sense. Basically, defenders concentrate on defending, midfielders on making tackles and passing the ball while forwards generally have to focus on scoring goals."

The experienced defender is optimistic about the months ahead, despite the Blades dropping back into the bottom four after the defeat in Shropshire.

"We're not in the position we want to be in," Hill added. "That goes without saying, but I'm confident that we can start climbing the table soon and getting much closer to where we want to be.

"There's a positive mood among the lads and psychologically we all seem much tougher."

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