Date: 25th April 2016 at 7:21pm
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Manager Nigel Adkins has demanded that Sheffield United finish the season strongly following a hugely ‘disappointing and frustrating’ 90 minutes against Barnsley last weekend.

Hosting the fellow Play Off hopefuls at Bramall Lane for the game, the visitors had the ball in the net but it was disallowed for offside, and the closest we got was Che Adams’ effort.

With three points being a must for Play Off hopes, especially with the opposition in six place and the only team we could dislodge, that battle now seems over although it’s not mathematically impossible at this stage.

That just added to the frustration for the gaffer at the full time whistle though.

Speaking to the Official Site in his post game press conference, Adkins knew there were positives, but they weren’t really helping to offset his disappointment.

‘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.’

He went on to add that it was just one of those days where it apparently wasn’t to be, so all we can do now is try and make it six points from six in the remaining two and hope those above us slip up twice basically.

‘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.’

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