Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Club News

Simplified approach

14 November 2013

Tony McMahon believes United's encouraging start under recently appointed boss Nigel Clough is down to a new, simplified approach, with the emphasis on doing the basics right.

Under Clough's stewardship the Blades have won two and lost once in three matches to date and McMahon also revealed that team spirit and morale is high amongst the players.

Speaking ahead of returning to League One action at Bramall Lane, following last week's cup success at Colchester, the Blades right-back commented:

"Of course everyone is happier when you are winning football matches, but our turnaround isn't down to rocket science, we have just concentrated on doing the basics well and playing the percentages.

"When a new manager enters the building everyone starts with a clean slate and wants to impress, but Nigel and his staff have, more importantly, got everyone enjoying their football.

"That is probably half the battle done and the rest follows from there because if the lads are enjoying training then more than likely they will perform better come matchday."

McMahon added: "Our approach is slightly different, we have played 4-4-2, which the players are probably more used to, and as our record proves we have created more chances and ultimately scored more goals.

"We have looked to get the ball in and around the box quicker and when you put the opposition under pressure it interesting to see how good they are at defending."

Advertisement block