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Gaffer wants points not plaudits

19 January 2016

Nigel Adkins insists the Blades are focused on continuing to make ground on the teams above them, following Saturday's win at Colchester United.

The Blades boss acknowledged his side weren't at their best in Essex, but praised the players for a spirited showing that ended with a victory thanks to David Edgar's late effort.

Adkins remarked: "From here on in we are looking for points not plaudits, we haven't always got what we have deserved this season, so if we are getting the victories we will continue to take them , work hard and move on to the next game.

"We play with a narrow four in midfield, with the aim of being compact and the midfield supporting the strikers, but we also have the flexibility to change things with the likes of Jose (Baxter) and Jamal (Campbell-Ryce).

"We have to remain to be positive and focused, let's give the players all the credit; they have put a shift and a half over the last week or so and we have got four points from the two league games, we will be judged purely on results come the end of the season."

With the January transfer window open, Adkins commented on possible business as he looks to mould his squad for the challenges that wait the Blades.

He added: "We are always striving to improve the group, we want to bring a couple of extra players in to enhance what we already have in terms of quality, but nobody can take away the spirit and togetherness.

"We have clear and specific targets; we aren't just looking to add numbers."

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