Sheffield United: Murphy reveals his respect for new regime

Chris Morgan and David Unsworth
Chris Morgan and David Unsworth
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Jamie Murphy, the Sheffield United winger, has revealed why Chris Morgan and David Unsworth instantly commanded respect in the dressing room after taking charge at Bramall Lane, writes James Shield.

Morgan, whose team entertain Brentford this evening, was handed the reins until the end of the season following Danny Wilson’s departure last week.

Unsworth, another former United player, has been appointed as the 35-year-old’s assistant while Richard Cresswell is expected to join them on the touchline against Uwe Rosler’s side.

Murphy said: “Every manager is different and Chris is a very passionate guy. He loves this club and he’s a big part of Sheffield United.

“Him and David Unsworth are both big blokes too. You look at them and you wouldn’t want to cross either of them because they could put the fear of God into you.

“They’re actually both quite funny and have a good sense of humour. But you can tell the passion they’ve got about the game and also this place as soon as they speak to you.”

Cresswell, who has previously worked with Morgan at Professional Development League level, was recalled from a loan spell at York City yesterday.

The centre-forward has made 20 appearances for United this term but will be restricted to coaching duties for a fixture which brings together League One’s fifth and third ranked teams.

Morgan, whose charges trail Brentford by four points, celebrated his debut at the helm with a victory over sixth-placed Swindon Town three days ago.

Murphy said: “That game on Saturday was a must-win and hopefully we can push-on now.

“It was disappointing to see Danny go and we must take responsibility but when you hear Chris and David are coming in with Cressy helping that also gives you a big lift.”

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