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Gaffer on Glanford Park return

18 December 2015

Blades boss Nigel Adkins has revealed there will be no room for sentiment when he returns to former club Scunthorpe United on Saturday.

Adkins won two promotions during his 14 year spell at Glanford Park before taking charge of Southampton five seasons ago.

Despite acknowledging United's opponents at the weekend "will always have a special place in my heart," speaking at his pre-match press conference he remarked: "Football is ruthless and you move on. All we are interested in now is doing right by Sheffield United.

"I've got many good memories of my time there and those will always stay with me. But all my energies now are on the Blades.

"Yes, it will be nice to see some familiar faces because, when you leave, you don't always get a chance to say goodbye. We gave everything there. Just as we are giving everything to the cause here."

"I won't deny Scunthorpe will always have a special place in my heart," Adkins added. "We had a great spirit there and it was a real family club.

"I'm looking forward to the game but we are dedicated to Sheffield United and focused on trying to win another game of football."

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