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Heckingbottom Issues “More Quality” Needed “At The Top End”

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Sheffield United are looking to improve on their performance against Rotherham United, at the weekend, after failing to carry much of an attacking threat in a dull 0-0 draw. 

The general consensus amongst the fan base is that United have not been performing particularly great in the last few weeks, but they are still churning out victories and draws in the process.

Since returning from the World Cup break United have put an unbeaten streak together, and they are now 10 games unbeaten in all competitions, having not yet tasted a defeat since the restart of domestic action.

The game away at Rotherham United was a relatively dull affair, registering just 2 shots on target in the match out of 12 attempts.

Oli McBurnie summarised United’s performance in the South Yorkshire derby:

“It was kind of a frustrating game from our POV. We knew what they were going to be about. I think we let them implement their game on us a bit more than we would’ve liked and turned it into their game.” [SUTV]

The manager Paul Heckingbottom had his say on last weekend’s game:

“Got to make better decisions and have more quality at the top end. Watching the [Rotherham] game back, we were very good up to that point and the amount of 2v2, 3v3, 4v4 or getting beyond their line and then either a poor decision, not enough quality or just didn’t fall our way.” [SUTV]

United have three home games in a row to try and regain some momentum in terms of quality of performance, starting with the FA Cup fourth round replay against Wrexham tomorrow night.

They then face inconsistent Swansea City this coming Saturday, before hosting current 3rd place side Middlesbrough next Wednesday. As things stand, the Blades are 10pts clear of Middlesbrough, with a game in hand over Michael Carrick’s team.

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