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Skipper Higdon

10 August 2014

Nigel Clough was pleased with the contribution of striker Michael Higdon, despite defeat on the opening day of the season at the hands of Bristol City.

Clough also felt Higdon, who only joined the Blades on Monday, was the obvious choice to captain the team with Michael Doyle and Neill Collins not in the starting line-up.

On the performance of Higdon, who headed home a Ben Davies free-kick to cancel out Aaron Wilbraham's early opener, the Blades boss was encouraged with what he saw.

Clough remarked: "Michael (Higdon) would have come off in different circumstances but overall we are pleased with his contribution.

"He got himself a goal, held the ball up and he showed what he will bring to the team over the course of the season.

"Some of the link up play in the first-half was excellent, he brings into play our midfield runners and that is when we could have seized control of the game.

"Michael was the obvious choice to be captain in that team, Mark Howard was probably the next in line to be skipper but we are a bit funny about making the goalkeeper the captain.

"Michael is adapting to us like we are adapting to him, he kept dropping off to the back post and we were whipping across the near post, so it is about understanding and variation but that will come."

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