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Gaffer's U's verdict

11 February 2015

Nigel Clough was satisfied with the Blades 4-1 victory over Colchester United at Bramall Lane on Tuesday night, but acknowledged there is still room for improvement ahead of Saturday's trip to Bristol City.


A brace from Jose Baxter, who opened and round off the scoring, a debut goal from Matt Done and an eye-catching long range effort from Jay McEveley guided United to a comfortable success over the struggling U's, but speaking afterwards Clough said it would have been nice to see his side win
by an even bigger margin.


Reflecting on the win, United's second on the spin in the league, the Gaffer remarked:


"It wasn't a spectacular performance at all and we must be better than we were at times in the final third, but it is very satisfying to have won the game and scored four goals.


"The early goal was pleasing and relaxed everyone, because before the game there seemed to be a nervousness after a couple of defeats.


"We want the players to be positive, but when they aren't that is because of a fear and a lack of confidence to make the right decision, meaning it is easier to go backwards.


"We have several new players bedding in and I thought John Brayford was back to his best when he was bombing forward, especially in the second-half and he has the ability to inspire others around him."


Clough added: "The only disappointment was that at 4-1 we didn't kick on and score more goals because there was clearly an opportunity to do so and that is what the best teams do in those situations.


"When there is no danger of losing the game, you need to enjoy it and get amongst the goals.


"We have scored six in the last two home league matches though and won them both, so we should be confident and let's not forget when are now back in the top six with games in hand."



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