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Gaffer looks ahead to derby clash

15 October 2014

Nigel Clough is urging his players to play the game in front of them in Saturday's Yorkshire derby at Bradford City, not get caught up in the occasion.

Speaking ahead of the clash with the Bantams which will be televised live on Sky Sports, kick-off 5.15pm, Clough hopes to see the Blades produce a more composed performance than he witnessed at Chesterfield, whilst insisting certain lessons need to have been learnt from the fixture at the Proact Stadium.

"Derbies are derbies, but sometimes people can get carried away and it becomes a toe-to-toe physical battle.

"Of course you have to be strong and resolute, especially away from home and match the opposition in terms of hunger and determination, but we want to see the lads get the ball down and attack like we do so often at Bramall Lane.

"We have proved at home that we are capable of creating chance after chance when on top and although you don't often dominate for long periods away from home, we have to try and be that bit more ruthless in the final third because very often these matches are decided on the finest of margins."

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