Chris Basham insists Sheffield United still believe they can turn their season around

Chris Basham insists Sheffield United still believe they can turn their season around despite heading into 2021 with just two points on the board.

Friday, 1st January 2021, 11:08 am

United travel to Crystal Palace tomorrow 11 points adrift of safety, following a 1-0 defeat at Burnley on Tuesday.

But Basham insisted: "We have to have the belief. We might as well throw the towel in now if we didn't have belief.

"I've been at this football club for a long time now and I've been through disappointing times. I've been 14th in League One so it's nice to be playing in the Premier League.

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"We're still in the Premier League and we've just got to keep pushing that. We all believe that we should be here.

"Yes, it's going to be really tough and obviously the results and the points tally that we've got shows that it's going to be tough, so we just need to go into every game and be as positive as we can, individually and collectively as a team, and try and get a result.

"As soon as we go off that wagon of being strong and being together, I think that's when you start being worried."

With only two points from 16 games, United have already made the worst start in Premier League history, and they would set another unwanted record if they fail to beat Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Chris Basham of Sheffield United runs with the ball (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

No team has ever gone winless through the first 17 games of a season.

"We don't want Sheffield United to be a club that's recognised for the failures in the Premier League," Basham added.