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Clough wants reaction to defeat

25 March 2014

The Blades take a five-match unbeaten away run to Crawley on Tuesday evening and Nigel Clough is keen to see the response from his team following the weekend's reversal.

Clough refused to be despondent after Saturday's home loss to Wolves but the reaction is important to him.

"There is no disgrace in the loss at the weekend but we have to focus on the next couple of challenges, beginning with the Crawley game.

"The team didn't do too much wrong against Wolves, the key is not to offer opportunities to the opposition. I want us to get back to how we have done in recent games, we want to see how we react because we haven't had that losing feeling for quite some time.

"We have done well on the road since the Crewe game and we're hoping it is a case of more of the same."

Crawley sit just one place behind United in the Sky Bet League One table and have games in hand.

Clough knows the Red Devils will be a difficult proposition, despite John Gregory's side suffering defeat at Oldham on Saturday.

The Blades chief commented: "They have games in hands and are still in with a chance of making the play-offs. It is highly unusual to win all the games you have in hand, it catches up with you, but it will be in their minds.

"They are in a safe position in the table and that may help them play with freedom."

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