Sheffield United: Weir pleased with encouraging signs

Harry Maguire celebrates his goal last night. Pic: Martyn Harrison.
Harry Maguire celebrates his goal last night. Pic: Martyn Harrison.
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David Weir insisted Sheffield United still have “plenty of room for improvement” following last night’s victory over Notts County.

Weir, making his managerial debut after arriving at Bramall Lane earlier this summer, watched as goals from Kevin McDonald and Harry Maguire ensured United opened the new League One campaign in style.

Declaring himself satisfied with United’s performance - “I really enjoyed watching the boys play” - the former Scotland international said: “It’s one small step for us. We’ve not achieved anything yet.

“The thing that pleased me the most was that we stayed patient throughout. We passed the ball well and didn’t go chasing the game when it would have been easy to do so.

“There were some really encouraging signs out there. But there’s still plenty we can work on too. We want to entertain but, in football, it’s also important to get the right result. There’s a balance to be struck and that’s something we want to achieve.”

County, who threatened to claim a point when substitute Enoch Showunmi equalised in the second-half, were reduced to 10 men when Gary Liddle was dismissed for a foul on McDonald during the early exchanges.

Weir’s side entertain Burton Albion in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday evening.