Sheffield United: Blades subjected to screentests

Jamie Murphy slides home from close range against Bradford City � BLADES SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY
Jamie Murphy slides home from close range against Bradford City � BLADES SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY
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Sheffield United are using inspirational video clips in a bid to help their first team squad realise its potential, manager Nigel Clough has revealed.

Clough made the admission after confirming Jamie Murphy, the former Scotland under-21 international, watched footage of his finest moments in a United jersey before scoring the opening goal during last weekend’s draw with Bradford City.

“We showed Jamie a few bits of film to try and encourage him to get in the box even more,” Clough told The Star. “Basically, it was just to show him what he is capable of doing when he really drives in there and also what could have happened on those occasions he didn’t.

“He went out there, put his name on the scoresheet and was a real threat all the way through. He’s done really well of late and we want that to continue.”

United, unbeaten in their previous five outings on home soil, entertain Fulham in the FA Cup on Sunday and Clough added: “We are setting an example of how we want to play, especially at our own ground.

“It was wave after wave of pressure (against City) and nine times out of time we will win playing like that, regardless of the opposition.”

United, who now visit Preston North End on March 17 after the game was selected for live television broadcast, have priced tickets for the fourth round tie with Fulham at £15 (adults), £10 (adult ST holders), £10 (concessions) and £5 (juniors). A £3 surcharge applies to all categories except juniors if purchased on matchday.

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