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Skipper confident

22 October 2013

Michael Doyle says the Blades will head to London Road on Tuesday night full of confidence, as United ready themselves to tackle the high flying Posh, kick-off 7.30pm.

Ahead of the game, Doyle has paid tribute to the positive affect Chris Morgan and his temporary assistant Mick Wadsworth have had on the squad in the last week or so, with United's number eight sighting a particular example prior to Saturday's win over Port Vale.

"Morgs has got us back on track," the United captain, said. "He's galvanised us, helped us to regroup.

"Mick has been brilliant too. It was great to finally get a positive outcome (against Vale) because it was our way of paying them back for all their hard work.

"Mick sat down next to me just before kick-off and gave me a bit of a pep talk," the midfielder revealed. "That was really appreciated and I probably needed it too because, with everything that's gone on, I was feeling a bit low.

"I'd never met him before he came here but he told me to go back to doing the things I'd done in matches when he's seen me play.

"He just reminded me 'Be what you are. Go out there and be a leader and control things in the middle of the park.' Really, it was about going back to basics and also a little 'pick-me-up.'

"Mick's previous record and reputation speaks for itself so, when he came over to talk, it meant a lot."

Doyle is keen for the Blades to continue to climb the League One table under Morgan's interim stewardship with a positive result against Darren Ferguson's promotion-chasing outfit.

"Everyone here knows what Morgs' stature is," Doyle continued. "And the players think exactly the same about him as the fans.

"He's such a good person and so committed to this place. He's the type of guy you just want to do well for and we will be looking to build further on the last couple of performances."

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