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Gaffer's Barnsley verdict

25 April 2016

Nigel Adkins is demanding his side finishes the season strongly, despite a 'disappointing and frustrating' stalemate against play-off rivals Barnsley on Saturday.


Che Adams came closest to breaking the deadlock against the Tykes at Bramall Lane, only to be denied by Adam Davies, as the Blades failed to break down a resolute visiting rearguard in a quest to gain a much needed victory.


The Gaffer commented "We needed to win the game, we got a fourth clean sheet in five games and another point, but we needed all three.


"It's disappointing and frustrating because a win would have put us in a much better position to challenge for the top six, but the lads have put in a real shift with the games in a week.


"We played well in periods, but our quality in the final third wasn't as good as it has been and we weren't quite good enough on the ball. We huffed and puffed without getting that elusive goal."


Adkins added: "But at the end Roberts makes a great block to deny Conor (Sammon), who knows where that goal could have taken us, but it wasn't to be unfortunately.


"The expectation was there, the tense was there and we didn't capitalise on the chances we created, but give Barnsley some credit it was a highly competitive game.


"We have got everything intention of going out and trying to win the last two matches, regardless of what happens that's our aim, we are building and we believe in what we are doing."