Sheffield United: Morgan praises United fans

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Chris Morgan, who is hoping to become the full-time Sheffield United boss, has thanked the club’s supporters for their “excellent” backing throughout the 2012/13 campaign.

Although the Blades finished fifth in League One - two places lower in the table than last season - and lost over two legs to Yeovil Town in the play-off semi-finals, the club boasted the highest average home attendance in the division at 18,611.

Former Blades captain Morgan, one of the candidates for the managerial vacancy at Bramall Lane, said: “The supporters have been excellent since the day I signed as a player in 2003. We need them to stick with us; they know they have a proud football club to support and you couldn’t ask for better fans.”

Morgan has confirmed he wants the job on a full-time basis, having overseen two wins from seven matches in charge following Danny Wilson’s departure last month. Leyton Orient’s Russell Slade, Oxford United’s Chris Wilder, Keith Curle and Australian Graham Arnold have all been linked with the post but United are currently drafting their shortlist. It is thought they want to have somebody in place by the start of June at the latest.