Chris Morgan is confident that Sheffield United have to mental strength required to challenge for promotion next season.
The centre-half turned coach was speaking after Marc McNulty and Jamal Campbell-Ryce completed their transfers to Bramall Lane although the latter’s move will not be officially processed until July.
Morgan, now a member of the United manager’s backroom staff, said: “The players have definitely got the qualities to cope with that. And the ones the manager will bring in are going to be the right ones.
“If we can keep the majority of the group who served this club so well last season intact and strengthen in one or two areas then it should look a really good squad.”
United were 21st in the League One table when Clough was appointed in October. They eventually finished seventh and reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup after winning 15 of their last 23 games.
“If the season had gone on for another month then, you never know, we might have got in there (the play-offs),” Morgan said. “But, from where we were, to get to seventh is great credit to everyone.”