VIDEO: Sheffield United’s Marc McNulty still dreaming of automatic promotion for Blades

Blades celebrate Marc McNulty's opener
Blades celebrate Marc McNulty's opener
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Marc McNulty vowed Sheffield United will not give-up on their dream of automatic promotion after firing Nigel Clough’s side to a crucial victory at Rochdale last night.

The former Livingston centre-forward netted his 11th of the season during the first-half before Jack O’Connell scored a consolation for Dale after John Brayford had doubled the visitors’ advantage.

The result stretches United’s lead over seventh-placed Doncaster Rovers to seven points and moves them to within 10 of MK Dons in second ahead of Saturday’s match against Crawley Town.

McNulty told The Star: “We’re not ruling out anything. All we want to is keep winning our games and hopefully, the rest will take care of itself. We’re ready to keep on fighting until the bitter end.”

McNulty, who was withdrawn after sustaining a shin injury before converting Bob Harris’ pass, has been used predominately as a substitute in recent weeks but celebrated his return by moving ahead of Jamie Murphy in Bramall Lane’s goalscoring stakes.

“It’s a squad game,” McNulty said. “We all want to be involved every week but there are some cracking players here who weren’t even on the bench.”

“That’s one of the reasons why I think we’re capable of doing what we set out to achieve. The squad we’ve got here.

“I’m delighted to be at this football club. There are no complaints from me and I’ll do whatever I’m asked to do whenever I’m asked to do it.”

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