SHEFFIELD UNITED: Danny Harrison hopes to end United record

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DANNY Harrison wants to be a record breaker.

The experienced midfielder has challenged his Tranmere Rovers teammates to become the first side to win at Bramall Lane this Saturday since March 3.

Sheffield United have gone 18 matches without defeat on home soil. Although they were beaten on penalties by Burton Albion on the opening day of the season in the Capital One Cup, the tie finished 2-2 after extra time and is classed as a draw.

But Harrison sees no reason why Rovers, who are joint top of League One after 21 outings, can’t return to Merseyside with maximum points.

“That record is there to be shot at,” he told The Star. “That is the sort of mentality we have got here. It will be one of our toughest games of the season but everybody is up for it and the lads are raring to go. We will go and take the game to them.”

Nonetheless, Harrison, who returned to Prenton Park in the summer after five seasons with Rotherham United, is under no illusions at the size of the task facing Ronnie Moore’s men.

“I am expecting a big, hostile crowd,” said the 30-year-old. “United can go above us in the table if they get a decent result or we can put further distance between ourselves and them so it is going to be a cracking game.

“We are top on merit. Nobody has given us those points. We have earned them. If we can go to United and quieten the crowd, we can get something out of it.”