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Signing off in style

4 May 2014

Nigel Clough was delighted to see his team end the 2013/14 Sky Bet League One season with a 'deserved' victory over Coventry City at Bramall Lane.

Nathan Delfouneso put the Sky Blues in front in the first-half, but second-half goals from Ryan Flynn and Ben Davies, both assisted by Conor Coady paved the way for three points that ensured United finished in seventh place in the table.

On the victory over Steven Pressley's City, Clough remarked: "The second-half performance was excellent, we got on the front foot from the restart and desevadly won the game in the end.

"We have taken our time to get into games as tired legs have taken affect recently, but once we found our stride after going behind before the break we never looked backed again.

"Stefan (Scougall) took a whack on his shin that's why he was withdrawn, but we always wanted to get Chris (Porter) on at half-time and partner him up front with Jamie Murphy, so that wasn't a major problem."

Clough concluded by saying he was pleased with the Blades strong finish to the campaign, following the FA Cup semi-final defeat to Hull City at Wembley last month.

The Gaffer added: "I have said for a number of weeks we want to finish as high as possible and given the start of the season we can be very proud to have ended the season in seventh spot.

"Our run has suprised a lot of people, especially given where we were after the defeat at Crewe and nobody could have seen a ten game winning run coming just around the corner, but the belief within the squad has been fantastic.

"The players we have brought in to supplement the squad have been tremendous and they deserve a lot of credit, but the lads that have been here all season have also lifted their performances consistently since the turn of the year."

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