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Keeping the run going

19 September 2014

After breaking into the Sky Bet League One top six on Tuesday night, the aim is to stay there, said Nigel Clough ahead of the weekend's testing trip to Swindon Town.

Three goals in the closing moments of the midweek fixture at Colchester lifted the Blades into the play-off places and Clough is hoping momentum will play a big part at the County Ground.

Saturday's hosts sit in seventh place and the Blades chief knows Mark Cooper's side will prove to be a difficult proposition.

"It is important to keep the run going," said Clough. "We are now six unbeaten and points are vital at any time in the season. We are in the top six and the aim is to stay there. Swindon are close by and we don't want to see teams breaking away at the top of the table.

"We've looked at the table from past seasons and after about 10-12 games you start to see a pattern, the teams that are up there are usually the teams up there at the end of the season.

"Saturday will be tough because Swindon are one of the best footballing sides in this division. The majority of their squad have been together for a couple of seasons and that helps. They will be difficult to beat at home and without being negative, because that is not the way we play, we have to ensure we don't lose."

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