Premier League support boosts Blades

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Neill Collins says Sheffield United’s FA Cup exploits have provided his team- mates with an even greater incentive to impress next season.

Nigel Clough’s side hopes of becoming the first ever League One team to reach the final of the tournament might have ended in disappointment when they were beaten 5-3 by Hull City at Wembley six days ago.

But, as Collins outlined, qualifying for the last four of the world’s most prestigious domestic knockout competition, coupled with the sight of over 33,000 United supporters descending on the national stadium, can act as a spur throughout the 2014/15 League One campaign.

“When you look back to where we were, and where we are now, it’s unbelievable,” Collins, reflecting on United’s wretched start to the present campaign, said. “We’ve run a good Premier League side close but in football, and in life, you always want more.

“At the end of the day, we are a League One club but we had Premier League support up there in the stands. They were a big boost and we want to give them something to cheer about.”

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