VIDEO: 'Much needed result' says James Shield as Sheffield United beat Port Vale

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The Star's Sheffield United writer James Shield felt it was 'absolutely imperative' that the Blades got a positive result today and they did...Billy Sharp scoring the winner against Port Vale.

After what James said was 'a week to forget' at Bramall Lane Sharp's goal gave United the win and took United back up to seventh in the League One table as they aim break once again break into the play off places.

The Star's James Shield at Bramall Lane after United's 1-0 win over Port Vale

The Star's James Shield at Bramall Lane after United's 1-0 win over Port Vale

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James said after the match: "It was a much-needed result after what has been a week to forget at Bramall Lane. They came into the match off the back of a disappiointing result at Bury in midweek and then the news that Jose Baxter had been sspended for failing a drugs test, made it absolutely impresitive just for the mood and the feel-good factor around the club that Sheffield United took something positive out of that today.

"It wasn't a perfect pefrnmace by any means, Nigel Adkins will admit his playesr will perform a lot better than that but today was about character and focus and resilience as much as anything else."

Watch the video for James Shield's verdict