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SHEFFIELD United dropped two places in the standings following their entertaining 1-1 draw with Notts County, a result which stretched their unbeaten run to nine matches in League One.

Dave Kitson’s bullet header, his first goal since signing a short-term deal at Bramall Lane, put Danny Wilson’s side in front but Lee Hughes strike with 14 minutes remaining ensured County left South Yorkshire with a share of the spoils.

But despite drawing for the sixth time in nine outings, the majority of Blades fans feel they are heading in the right direction.

Sheezablade posted on thestar.co.uk: “Nick Blackman and Dave Kitson together up front is a good pairing as far as I’m concerned. Midfield more settled again, but defence is still worrisome at times. I think all the pieces are in place now and it will start to come. Even Matt Hill had a good match for once!”

Manorblade echoed those sentiments, saying: “Really enjoyed the game yesterday. Could and should have won but for some smart saves from their goalkeeper and poor finishing from us.

“There are so many positives to take out of a game that we dominated and at times we are in a different class. The statistics; 18 shots on goal and seven on target tell the story. Great approach play, not clinical enough in front of goal. It will come. Kitson was outstanding and there is more to come from him as he gets sharper and fitter. We need Danny Wilson to sign him up before we lose him in January.”

Hillsborough was a sty added: “We played well today. We need to take our chances more often. Why he brought Chris Porter on is beyond me and why does he keep bringing John Cofie on for the last five minutes? He is better than five minutes!”

Caboose added: !To be fair, the best player on the park was the County keeper.”

But Silverblade is less encouraged by their progress and said: “We are making heavy work of this league. We are not playing badly but we need to stick some of those chances away and cut out the silly mistakes which are costing us vital points at the moment. If we get it together, I can see us putting a few past some teams before long.”

Meanwhile, on the opposite side of the city, Owler is confident Wednesday can stop the rot following six losses on the spin, saying: “There is a fine line between success and failure at this level. Things just seem to have continually gone against us for the last few games.”