Nigel Clough believes Sheffield United have scored an important victory in their battle for League One survival, writes James Shield.
But Clough, reflecting on last weekend’s draw with leaders Leyton Orient, warned his players they can not afford to relax despite climbing above the relegation zone for the first time since October.
“Getting out of the bottom four should be a big boost,” Clough told The Star. “We’re progressing slowly but there is still plenty of work to do and we’ve got to keep on improving.
“You can’t take anything for granted in this division. Reputations count for nothing.
“We’re not saying ‘We’re Sheffield United and so we’re better than anyone else.’
“But, equally, there is no one to fear. We shouldn’t be afraid of anyone.”
United, now 20th in the table, return to league action when Swindon Town visit Bramall Lane later this month.
They entertain Derby County in the Professional Development League at the Redtooth Academy this afternoon, (kick-off 1pm), with goalkeeper George Willis unlikely to feature after sustaining a shoulder injury.