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Gaffer keen to remain upbeat

4 March 2016

Speaking ahead of Saturday's trip to Fleetwood Town, Blades boss Nigel Adkins says everyone connected to the Club must remain upbeat.

United will kick-off at Highbury Stadium only four points outside the play-off places, but enter the fixture against in-form opposition on the back of recent defeats to Rochdale and Burton.

Though whilst Adkins accepts the Cod Army will present a difficult challenge to his side, the United chief is bullish about getting a positive reaction from his team.

He remarked: "Fleetwood are on a good run at the moment and it's always a tough place to go.

"But equally, we are confident that we are capable of going there and winning. We were excellent in the corresponding fixture in October. And we have players who can cause them problems.

"We had a very good run away from home recently and that's what we will be trying to build again, starting on Saturday.

"We know we need to put a run together and we don't want draws, we know we need wins."

And Adkins insists there must be a belief throughout the Club that the Blades can still turn the season round, despite an unfavourable position at the present time.

He added: "You've got to be ready to make a mistake without fear. But you can't keep making the same ones.

"Sometimes, it's easy to talk about what people are doing wrong and what they can't do.

"We like to remind people what they can do and what they are good at. Confidence is a big thing in football."

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