Sheffield United will move their pre-season preparations forward tomorrow by trying something different.
With a useful three-match Scottish trip behind them, manager David Weir takes his squad to Bury tomorrow to meet the side Kevin Blackwell was unable to prevent dropping into league Two last season.
“Naturally, we are still working on a few things but we showed we are taking things on board and that the things we have been working on are progressing well,” said the Blades boss.
“We’re piecing things together nicely and that process will continue at the weekend.
“There are some different things we want to put into action against Bury.”
It is an indication his players have taken on board new ways and methods that Weir has implemented and understand how we wants them to operate, thus imprinting his own style on things. He obviously is confident they can progress further.
“I thought we showed some really good passages of play against Raith,” said Weir of Wednesday’s 2-1 win. “I enjoyed watching the boys play and so that’s a good thing. Different components of our game are coming along well.”
“We didn’t pick up any further injuries (at Raith) other than the usual bumps and bruises so coming through with a clean bill of health is pleasing. Those who stayed behind for treatment are hopefully progressing well.
Having decided against retaining Scottish trialists Derek Grainger and Steve Saunders, Weir called up two Blades juniors to join them in attacker Jahmal Smith and right back Jordan Hodder, both 18, and both figured in the final game against Raith.