LISTEN: Sheffield United boss Clough pays tribute to Blades fans

Ben Davies celebrates scoring Sheffield United's winner
Ben Davies celebrates scoring Sheffield United's winner
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Nigel Clough paid tribute to Sheffield United’s travelling support at London Road last night, insisting they helped propel his team to its first league victory of the season.

Ben Davies’ late finish shattered Peterborough’s previously unblemished record after Shaun Brisley had earlier cancelled-out Jose Baxter’s opener for the visitors.

“I thought our supporters were absolutely wonderful,” Clough, the United manager said. “And never, ever, underestimate the influence that can have.

“They’ve travelled in their thousands again and you could see what their backing meant to the players, especially after the start we’d made, when we scored the winner because they rushed straight over to them. The fans deserve a big mention for that.”

Clough, whose side return to action against Crawley Town this weekend, also lavished praise on his players but cautioned against “reading too much” into results at such an “early stage” of the campaign.

“I thought both our goals were really well taken,” Clough said. “We see that every day in training so it’s nice to actually see it in a game.

“To begin with, you could see we were a bit edgy and that probably comes from losing our first two in the league even though we did get a victory in the (Capital One) cup.

“So, from that perspective, that’s a terrific win for us, not least because it came against opponents who will, I’m sure, be up there again. But, whatever had happened, there’s nothing to be gained from reading too much into things right now. You don’t win promotion in August. That gets decided in May.”

LISTEN here as Clough pays tribute to travelling Blades