Basham aims to improve goals return for Blades

Chris Basham  celebrates a goal for the Blades.  Photo: Simon Bellis/Sportimage
Chris Basham celebrates a goal for the Blades. Photo: Simon Bellis/Sportimage
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Chris Basham admits he is keen to increase his goal tally for Sheffield United as they continue their unlikely quest to gatecrash the League One play-off places.

Basham scored United’s opener on Saturday in a 2-0 win over Walsall at Bramall Lane, which took them eighth in the table.

They trail sixth-placed Millwall by eight points, with six games left, but can claim back some ground on the top six with victory over Gillingham this weekend.

And Basham, who shone in an unfamiliar right wing-back position against the Saddlers, said: “It is something I’m looking to improve, my goal tally. Playing at the back with John Brayford, I saw how he performs in the role so I tried to take that on board and I was delighted to get a goal.

“The gaffer [Nigel Adkins] pulled me before the game and asked if I’d played there before, which I had for Blackpool, and told me to get at their full-back.

“It’s quite an attacking formation; Billy Sharp scored a great second goal. We created chances for Billy and Che Adams, and myself and Paul Coutts had chances, too.

“The players enjoy the formation. It sometimes means I have to play a few positions, but I don’t mind that. As long as I’m in the team, that’s fine by me.”

United’s Under-21s saw their 17-game unbeaten run brought to an end with a 2-0 reverse at home to Colchester.