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Using the Lane as an inspiration

15 November 2013

Tony McMahon says the Blades cannot take anything for granted against Gillingham, but says now is the time in the season to make Bramall Lane into a fortress.


With the Blades second from bottom of League One and the Gills just five place and three points better off, Saturday's clash at the Lane is a vital one for both teams, but McMahon is looking at the bigger picture.


"In this division, similar to the Championship, your outlook can change very quickly with a string of good results and starting on Saturday we have an opportunity to make a start.


"We have to look to be dominant at home and that is with all due respect to the opposition. There are no easy games in this division, Bramall Lane can act as an inspiration to the opposition at times, but we have to look to make it count in our favour.


"It is an old cliché but I honestly believe if we are winning the majority of our home matches, then we have enough quality to be a successful team on the road too."


On the potential threat of the Gills, McMahon added: "Gillingham will be well organised and difficult to break down. They have a goalscorer in Danny Kedwell and players who are dangerous on the counter attack, so we will have to be at our best defensively and patient going forward."


Dead-ball specialist Tony McMahon is 5/1 to score anytime this weekend with Sky Bet and if you open an account and deposit before the end of November, Sheffield United will get a £10 bonus. Click here to join now. (Using the Lane as an inspiration

Tony McMahon says the Blades cannot take anything for granted against Gillingham, but says now is the time in the season to make Bramall Lane into a fortress.


With the Blades second from bottom of League One and the Gills just five place and three points better off, Saturday's clash at the Lane is a vital one for both teams, but McMahon is looking at the bigger picture.


"In this division, similar to the Championship, your outlook can change very quickly with a string of good results and starting on Saturday we have an opportunity to make a start.


"We have to look to be dominant at home and that is with all due respect to the opposition. There are no easy games in this division, Bramall Lane can act as an inspiration to the opposition at times, but we have to look to make it count in our favour.


"It is an old cliché but I honestly believe if we are winning the majority of our home matches, then we have enough quality to be a successful team on the road too."


On the potential threat of the Gills, McMahon added: "Gillingham will be well organised and difficult to break down. They have a goalscorer in Danny Kedwell and players who are dangerous on the counter attack, so we will have to be at our best defensively and patient going forward."


Dead-ball specialist Tony McMahon is 5/1 to score anytime this weekend with Sky Bet and if you open an account and deposit before the end of November, Sheffield United will get a £10 bonus. Click here to join now.


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