Video: Adkins set for period of reflection before setting out plans for next season

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Nigel Adkins will spend a short time reflecting on his first season in charge of Sheffield United before beginning to lay down his plans for a crucial next term.

A sorry campaign for the Blades came to a typically disappointing end at Bramall Lane as United lost 2-0 to Scunthorpe after conceding poor goals to Tom Hopper and Paddy Madden.

The performance offered a microcosm of United's season as a whole in that it provided a couple of bright points, some terrible defending and a general frustration amongst supporters.

Now Adkins says he look back over the campaign before holding meetings with individual players this week.

"There are lots of things we learned over the course of the season," he admitted. "We have got a little period of time to go and reflect and make sure we have got ourselves the opportunity to come back better and stronger for next season."

Adkins added: "We haven't won the game. We wanted to win the game, we talked with the players after the Coventry game, we knew we couldn't get into the play-offs but we wanted to put a performance on and we wanted to wanted to work hard. We trained hard over the course of the week. Today we've not got the result or importantly the performance to finish the season off."

More to follow from Nigel Adkins on defeat to Scunthorpe and his future