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Gaffer on City test

17 October 2014

Nigel Clough hopes United's footballing ability will be evident in Saturday's Yorkshire derby against Bradford City.


The Blades boss hopes his players have learnt certain lessons from the defeat at Chesterfield and he is urging his men to play the game not the occasion.


Clough remarked: "We need to play to our strengths; we aren't at our best at going toe-to-toe in a physical battle, so hopefully we can get our foot on the ball and play when possible.


"We know we need to be strong and resolute, but we need to do that is a positive manner and not get drawn into things like we have doing previously.


"It will be a typical derby atmosphere but we have to focus on our job and not get carried with what is going off around us."


On the opposition, the Gaffer added: "Bradford are a good side and they have had a decent, steady start. Like Leyton Orient, surprisingly they have struggled a bit at home.


"But we watched them against Barnsley and they started very brightly, so we will have to be ready for that at the weekend, because at home they will want to quickly get on the front foot.


"It is another derby for us and another away from home, but in some respects it is nice to get them out of the way early on.


"If you look at some of the away games we have had to date, then you will see we have been to so tough places, Preston, Peterborough and Swindon, in addition to the derby at Chesterfield, but we still need to be picking up more points."


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