Sheffield United: Lane loanee looks to future

Simon Lappin is on loan from Cardiff City.
Simon Lappin is on loan from Cardiff City.
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Simon Lappin has called on his Sheffield United teammates to move swiftly on from Saturday’s home defeat to Gillingham and refocus on climbing up the League One table.

The versatile left sided midfielder, on loan from Cardiff City, admits United gave away two “poor goals” against the Gills as Nigel Clough suffered his first home defeat since replacing David Weir at the helm. United remain second-from-bottom after their third home reversal of the campaign.

Lappin said: “We can’t dwell on another defeat. We have got to go on a winning run and that starts next Saturday.”

Clough praised Lappin’s contribution for Chris Porter’s equaliser, claiming his corner was a “superb delivery”. The Scot was deployed in central midfield alongside United captain Michael Doyle.

“It was a superb delivery for the goal from Simon [Lappin],” he acknowledged. “I thought he did okay. We wanted to get the ball wide to Aidy [White] and Ryan [Flynn] and get in behind Gillingham.”