Football, to paraphrase Bill Shankly, is a simple game complicated by experts.
Nigel Clough would concur.
The Sheffield United manager, speaking ahead of this afternoon’s League One encounter with Shrewsbury Town, revealed a basic brief, devoid of complex tactics and indecipherable instructions, has been the catalyst for Jamie Murphy and Ryan Flynn to discover their form after previously flattering to deceive at Bramall Lane.
“We’ve just told them to get at defences,” Clough said. “Run at their markers, take them on and look to get the ball into the box; either by running in themselves or delivering a cross.”
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