Sheffield United headlines: Wednesday's news at a glance

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Here is a look at what is making the news at Bramall Lane today.

Nigel Adkins believes Sheffield United will become a stronger team if they learn the lessons of their shock defeat at Crewe Alexandra.

But Adkins, whose side trail League One leaders Walsall by eight points after being beaten by the division’s bottom club, warned there could be more pain to come unless folk heed his message about what it takes to win automatic promotion. FULL STORY HERE

Meanwhile, Adkins has urged Sheffield United players not to let their performance levels drop during games.

But, after last weekend’s defeat saw them lose further ground on the early League One leaders, the 50-year-old insisted the return of influential players such as Bob Harris, Paul Coutts and Ryan Flynn should help his squad thrust themselves back into promotion contention. FULL STORY HERE

And Harris has admitted he must fend-off a challenge from Kieran Wallace in order to secure a permanent place in United's first-choice eleven.

Harris made his first appearance of the season at Crewe after recovering from injury. Describing Adkins’ decision to name him in the starting eleven as “a real confidence boost,” the Scot acknowledged Wallace has staked a strong claim in his absence. FULL STORY HERE