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Gaffer looks ahead to semi-final

18 December 2014

Nigel Clough says the Blades won't be 'daunted' by the prospect of facing Tottenham Hotspur in the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup.

United's reward for beating Southampton and reaching the last four is a two-legged tie against Spurs, who beat Newcastle United 4-0 on Wednesday night.

Looking ahead, Clough, who was keen to emphasis the worth of the Blades fans that have supported their team throughout the season, remarked:

"We aren't going to be daunted, we pay respect to the opposition, but we give it a real good go and the highlights in a season often come in cup competitions, hopefully there are still a few more to come.

"We are aware of what the supporters have put in, especially with so many matches at home recently, so we are so grateful to each and every one of them for their consistent backing."

The Gaffer, who handed Che Adams his debut against the Saints, was also keen to praise two of his strikers for their contributions, Clough added:

"Che has been unlucky not to get an opportunity sooner, but when Jamal (Campbell-Ryce) felt his hamstring we decided to keep the shape and Che fitted the bill.

"Marc (McNulty) has scored some big goals for us, but let's not forget Michael Higdon's goals have played a massive part in getting us this far, without his strike at Leyton Orient and double at MK Dons we wouldn't be in this position.

"But that is where goalscorers earn their money, from a yard out, you have to be alert and take your chances."

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