Chris Morgan has fired another shot in the psychological war surrounding this season’s race for automatic promotion from League One, writes James Shield.
Morgan, the Sheffield United manager, told rivals Brentford, AFC Bournemouth and Doncaster Rovers that his team are ready to pounce on any sign of weakness between now and the end of the campaign.
United travel to Portsmouth today fourth in the table - five points behind second-placed Bournemouth - with three matches remaining.
But Morgan, whose team have played a game less than the three clubs above them in the rankings, said: “We are the hunters rather than the hunted and sometimes that’s a good thing to be. We have picked up their scent and we’re chasing them.
“Over the years, we’ve often been the ones that others are trying to haul back so we know what it’s like.
“Of course there’s pressure when you are looking over your shoulder all the time.
“There’s a pressure to do well if you are in our position but it’s different.”
United have taken four points from two fixtures since Morgan’s appointment last week and he added: “We’re delighted with the response but you can always ask for more and you can always give more.”