Confident United hope for Loftus lift-off

Micky Adams.
Micky Adams.
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SHEFFIELD United manager Micky Adams insists his team should be inspired, not daunted, by the prospect of their forthcoming visit to Championship leaders Queens Park Rangers.

United resume their battle for survival at Loftus Road on Monday attempting to become only the second team to beat Neil Warnock’s side on home soil in the league this season.

But having recently overcome promotion chasers Nottingham Forest and Leeds, Adams, whose players are 22nd in the table, said: “We’ve shown a togetherness an organisation and a spirit that made us hard to beat.

“The fact that the boys have beaten two teams who are right up there in the mix should give them a lot of confidence.

“It shows, if there was any doubt, what they are capable of doing.”

Jamie Ward has told Derby County that he does not wish to discuss a permanent transfer to Pride Park until the end of the season. Ward, who joined Nigel Clough’s side on loan from United earlier this year, is widely expected to leave Bramall Lane when the 2010/11 campaign draws to a close in May. “That’s up to the manager,” said Ward. “We can talk about it then.”

Spporters buying tickets for United’s forthcoming matches against Middlesbrough and Cardiff will receive a £10 discount if they complete the purchase in one transaction.

The announcement comes after Adams described the club’s remaining home games as being “crucially important” to their fate.

Kuala Lumpur’s High Court has dismissed an application to imprison Vinod Sekhar following accusations by Malaysia’s Insolvency Department.

Sekhar, listed as one of the country’s richest men, reportedly held talks about investing in United last year.