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Gaffer looking to tame Shrews

7 February 2014

Nigel Clough appreciates the importance of Saturday's game against fellow strugglers Shrewsbury Town, but remains confident the Blades will soon start moving up the League One table.


Speaking ahead of the weekend, the Gaffer remarked: "We aren't quite in a must-win situation just yet with 19 games to go, but if you don't win these sorts of games you start to put yourself under an enormous amount of pressure.


"It will be far easier to get some wins on the board now and try to get away from the bottom four as soon as possible, rather than panicking in a month's time if we are still in the bottom four. That is what we are desperately trying to do, starting on Saturday."


On the challenge that faces his players at Bramall Lane, Clough added: "Shrewsbury have recently changed their manager and the players will be right behind him.


"We shouldn't have lost the corresponding fixture. We fell behind to a stunning strike and then Febian (Brandy) got himself sent off when we were dominating the second-half.


"Shrewsbury are very hard-working outfit and got a deserved point against Brentford last week, but if we play to our capabilities I am sure we can win the game."


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