John Brayford says Sheffield United’s players won’t be getting too carried away after their comfortable victory over Oldham last weekend - but hopes the result will be a springboard towards a strong end to the season.
Brayford opened the scoring as United beat Oldham 3-0 at Bramall Lane, with Ryan Flynn and Billy Sharp also on the scoresheet - and youngster Ben Whiteman securing two assists on his full Football League debut.
Nigel Adkins’ side trail Bradford City, in sixth, by six points, with ten games of the regular season remaining, and travel to fifth-placed Millwall this weekend.
And Brayford said: “It was nice to get on the scoresheet, as it’s been a while, but the main thing is always to get the win. We won’t get carried away, though; we’ll get back in training and keep working hard on our new 3-5-2 shape and keep improving.
“We keep having ups and downs and we need to keep on an upward curve now. A good run has to start somewhere, so why not here? I know people, including us, have been disappointed with our recent results but we’ve worked as hard against Oldham as we have any other game; no-one would be able to get away with anything less.
“We can take this momentum into the Millwall game now, and try to progress from there. It’s a great starting point for the final ten games of the season.”