Bob Harris wants the atmosphere inside Bramall Lane to rival an Old Firm derby during the League One play-offs next month, writes James Shield.
And the Sheffield United defender, whose goal at Leyton Orient last weekend guaranteed his team a top six finish, explained why the end of season knockouts could suit Nigel Clough’s side down to the ground.
United will host the first-leg of their semi-final against either Swindon Town, Preston North End or MK Dons on May 7 and Harris said: “I’m a Rangers fan and so I’ve been to watch quite of few of the games with Celtic. They’re electric but you can see that we’ve also got a good support here.
“Personally, it’s always better when you’re out there in front of a big crowd and the noise gets cranked right up which our fans definitely can.”
United, who complete the 2014/15 campaign when fellow promotion contenders Chesterfield visit South Yorkshire on Sunday, have beaten Southampton and QPR in cup competition this term.
Harris, the former Blackpool and Queens of the South full-back, added: “People have said that we raise our games on the big occasion. The cup games have helped us with that.
“Against bigger teams or in the bigger games, the opposition tends to come at us a little bit more than might usually happen.
“With the attacking players we’ve got here, we can exploit the gaps.”