Sheffield United: Cup heroics boost Blades’ promotion hopes

Stefan Scougall
Stefan Scougall
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Stefan Scougall believes Sheffield United’s FA Cup exploits can accelerate their development into a promotion-winning team.

The Scotland under-21 international, who scored during Sunday’s semi-final defeat by Hull City, delivered his prediction after paying tribute to the “amazing” support Nigel Clough’s side enjoyed at Wembley.

Scougall said: “The experience of being involved in occasions like this one is important.

“The more you do it, the more used to it you become and you get a taste for it.

“That drives you on. What’s happened just rams it home what this football club can do and what it can achieve.

“We all want to to that and be a part of it. We want to try and keep that momentum going.”

United, 11th in the League One table ahead of Friday’s game against Stevenage, have made no secret of the fact that reaching the Championship is their main objective next season.

They trail Peterborough, who occupy the fourth and final play-off berth, by 11 points with five fixtures of the present campaign remaining.

An estimated 33,000 United fans descended upon the national stadium for last weekend’s showpiece which ended 5-3 in Hull’s favour.

Scougall said: “It was an amazing feeling to be out there.”