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Chris looks ahead

10 November 2014

Chris Basham was adamant the Blades deserved to win at Crewe in the FA Cup on Saturday and is optimistic United will finish off the job in the replay.

Looking back on Saturday's goalless draw in Cheshire, Basham, who partnered Jay McEveley at centre-half, remarked:

"As a back four we worked hard for the clean sheet, it was just unfortunate the breakthrough at the other end eluded us on the day.

"We produced another strong, composed performance though as we did in the league game and we know should have won both games convincingly.

"But we are in the hat for the second round and that was the minimum expectation in the build-up to the tie, although we now have a job to complete in the replay at Bramall Lane."

With the games coming in quick succession in the immediate future, the former Blackpool man, who is pleased to be displaying his versatility of late, is confident United can use the hectic schedule to their advantage.

He continued: "I am used to playing at the back, I am comfortable getting on the ball and stepping forward, it is a strength of mine and something the Gaffer encourages.

"We have worked hard in training to build partnerships at centre-half, it doesn't matter who plays there everyone knows there job.

"We are full of confidence as a team, despite the Barnsley defeat and we are excited to see the games coming thick and fast now.

"All the lads will tell you they prefer playing to training and the next few weeks gives us a real chance to build momentum in all competitions."

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