Sheffield United: Blades star embraces pressure

Harrison McGahey
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Teenage defender Harrison McGahey admits he is content to swap the pressure of a relegation scrap with Blackpool, for the expectation levels which will engulf Sheffield United this season.

McGahey became the 28th player to leave Bloomfield Road during a summer of turmoil, after turning down the offer of a new contract to sign for United.

He has since proved a real hit at Bramall Lane - playing every game since the start of the season - and he said: “I didn’t expect to make so many appearances, not at all, so I’ve got to thank thw gaffer [Nigel Clough] for showing faith in me.

“The momentum is starting to build now and hopefully we can keep that going.

“At Blackpool last season, it was quite nervy at times knowing that we could go down but we got a win at Wigan to stay up.

“Then, coming here there is an expectation to get promoted, which brings another type of pressure in its own right.

“But it’s an enjoyable one, too, as the excitement of hopefully lifting the title at the end of the season drives you on.”

McGahey is expected to make his ninth appearance in United colours tonight against Colchester, and the teen added: “We can’t take it for granted but we should have more than enough to win.”