Stefan Scougall admits that Sheffield United will be relying on some home comforts as their battle for promotion from League One enters the critical Christmas period.
Starting with tomorrow evening’s visit of Notts County, five of United’s next six games are at Bramall Lane - with cup games against Southampton and Plymouth mixed in with league clashes against the likes of MK Dons and Walsall.
And Scougall, speaking after last Saturday’s disappointing 1-1 draw at home to Oldham Athletic, said: “We would have liked to have won that one, but it wasn’t to be.
“We want to win all our home games and we’ve got a few coming up now, so we’ve got to make them count and make a surge towards the top of the table. There are some big games coming up and we’re looking to win them.”
The young Scot believes that the Oldham point, earned after substitute Jamal Campbell-Ryce cancelled out United old boy Jonathan Forte’s opener, showed the character and spirit in United’s ranks.
“We have a huge amount of togetherness and determination in the squad, and to earn a point, especially considering how poorly we played, shows that,” Scougall added.
“If its not going well or you’re not playing well its important that we don’t get beaten. A lot of games at this level are battles but Doyler [Michael Doyle] is always telling me to stay in the game because my time will come. It eventually came against Oldham and hopefully soon I can get back to my best form.”