Clough could try three at the back

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Nigel Clough, the Sheffield United manager, has revealed he would not be adverse to playing three at the back if the situation demands.

Clough has predominately employed a 4-4-2 formation since being unveiled as David Weir’s successor eight weeks ago.

However, Sunday’s FA Cup success over Cambridge United marked a departure from that tried and tested formula with Neill Collins, Harry Maguire and Matt Hill asked to perform defensive duties at the Abbey Stadium.

Asked to explain the reasoning behind that switch, Clough said: “Quite simply, it suited the personnel we had available for the game.”

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