Nigel Clough likened Sheffield United to an oil tanker soon after taking charge at Bramall Lane.
His reasoning being that, although it might take some turning, once the League One club gathered momentum it would be difficult to stop.
And Clough, despite acknowledging that third tier survival is his absolute priority ahead of Tuesday’s FA Cup fourth round replay against Fulham, insisted United’s performance at Craven Cottage could speed-up the process.
We’re still conscious that the league is our focus,” he said. “I don’t want to sound like a Premier League manager too much but it is.
“The cup run and the confidence it brings can only help in that department; it can be hugely important.”
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