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Knill's Rovers verdict

15 February 2017

Assistant manager Alan Knill felt Tuesday's draw at Bristol Rovers was a 'fair point'.

United made five changes for the clash at the Memorial Ground and in the opinion of Chris Wilder's number two shaded much of the contest in the West Country.

Reflecting on the goalless draw, Knill remarked: "We knew it would be tough and it was, both sides had a right good go.

"I would say we dominated the opening 70 minutes, but then Bristol Rovers came into the game.

"At the end we had to dig in to earn a point and we really dug in. A point was probably a fair point.

"Simon (Moore) has a broken nose, but he'll be fine. Right at the death it was the goalmouth scramble of the season and we put everything we had into stopping the ball going in the net."

On the resilience of the Blades and the changes that were made, Knill added: "We all know where we want to be, we are getting better and learning every game. We're defending better as a team and we know we've got goals in us from a number of areas.

"We've got a squad and this is where it counts. In January, we added players to make us stronger because we knew we'd need strength in depth in the final months of the campaign.

"We needed fresh legs, we rotated the team knowing what's coming. It's not something we particularly like to do but it has worked out on this occasion."

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