Sheffield United: Blades boss heaps praise on his team

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Chris Morgan has warned it would be a grave mistake to under-estimate Sheffield United’s character as they prepare to enter the League One play-offs, writes James Shield.

Morgan, the South Yorkshire club’s manager, was speaking ahead of Friday’s semi-final first leg against Yeovil which takes place at Bramall Lane.

United, who were beaten by Huddersfield Town in last term’s divisional showpiece, finished fifth in the table after signing off the regular season with a goalless draw against Preston North End.

Morgan said: “To come back from the massive disappointment of losing (to Huddersfield) and to be where they are now shows what these lads are made off.

“Some people would have crumbled after that. They didn’t. They dusted themselves down and got on with the job.

“Yes, the aim was to go up automatically. But earning the right to have another opportunity speaks volumes about their make-up.

“That’s why I told them after the (Preston) match ‘congratulations.’ It’s been a fantastic reaction to the last play-off final and they deserve it too.”

United travel to Huish Park for the return leg on Monday and Morgan added: “We’ll be ready for two tough games.”

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