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Keen to retain focus

1 April 2015

Ahead of Saturday's clash with Barnsley at Oakwell, boss Nigel Clough says it is important to remember the Blades are in charge of their own destiny.

Looking at United's current position in the Sky Bet League One table, Clough remarked "We have to remember we are still in the top six, we have goal difference in our favour and there are only seven games to go, three of which are at Bramall Lane.

"Frustrations are understandable and the recent defeats are treated with such disappointment, both inside and outside the Club, but our fate is still very much in our own hands and that is important.

"Sometimes we need a reality check on things, we can't let the frustrations override our actual position, this Club has been in League One for too long now and although we have only been here for 18 months, we are desperate to get back into the Championship this season.

"But that pressure has to come across in a positive manner to the players, there is no point in panicking, we need to produce more performances likes Scunthorpe and we will be fine."

The Gaffer added: "We shouldn't have lost against Crewe, we weren't brilliant, but we had enough of the ball and created enough chances to get a point at the very least, if not snatch the win ourselves.

"We are looking at building something sustainable should we win promotion, though, we need a base, some solid foundations to build upon, because we don't want to battling relegation in the Championship, we want to be better than that."

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