Sheffield United winger Jamie Murphy says it is hard to pin-point any reason why the Blades have stuttered in their push for promotion in the past week, but he is confident there is no crisis looming.
Nigel Clough’s side have lost two in a row, against Peterborough where they had led until late on, and against Fleetwood on Saturday, losses which have all but ended United’s chance of gaining a top-two spot.
Speaking ahead of Saturday’s match away to Scunthorpe, Murphy admitted the last week has been disappointing but the Scot was sure two defeats is not going to turn into a lengthy consecutive run.
“The last couple of games have been disappointing, especially because we had been doing so well up to that point but we just need to get ourselves back on track and try to get those wins,” said Murphy.
“I don’t think there is any particular reason (for the blip), sometimes the games just don’t go the way you want, things happen in games that make it hard for us, so it’s up to us to try and fix these things and move on.
“If you look to the form table we were top, if not top then close to it. The last week has been disappointing but we are ready to move on and try to push up again.”
“You can’t afford to have three, four, five losses in a row which I am sure we are not going to do. We’ve got to go and try and get those three points.”
United players have suffered criticism from their own fans following the past few games, but Murphy admits that is something the team have to accept.
“It’s just part of football, you know if you are not doing their job then people are going to boo; the same way if you score a goal people are going to cheer,” he added.
“Obviously it’s not nice and you know yourself you have let people down. Hopefully the next game we go out and win and see them cheering at the end of the game.”