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Be bold and brave at both ends, says new boss

10 June 2015

Nigel Adkins believes the Blades will have to patient at times next season, but is adamant the new regime will try and play an attractive brand of winning football.

Looking ahead to the challenge that will await the Blades in Sky Bet League One, Adkins commented:

"We are mindful that the supporters want to be entertained, I have a clear thought of how I want us to play, but obviously it has to be a way that sees you winning games consistently.

"A lot of teams, we did it at Reading at times, play on the counter-attack and put the emphasis on the home side to break them down. That is what can take time, to get the right players in the right areas at key times on a consistent basis.

"We know there have been a lot players arrive at the Club in the last six to twelve months, we can watch games and look at certain things, we really need to assess things properly, we need to sit down with the players as a group and individually to see how best we can move forward."

The new boss, who says everyone will start with a clean slate when the players return for pre-season, added: "A phrase that has always been used is defences win you championships and goals win you games. Simply you keep it out at one end and put it in at the other, so we need to be bold and brave at both ends to be successful.

"We need to and will give the lads a chance to move forward with us, but my job as manager is to keep pushing us on to the next level and looking for continual improvements in all areas."

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