WATCH: ‘Sheffield United will finish in top six' predicts Ipswich boss after Bramall Lane defeat

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Mick McCarthy, the Ipswich manager, reckons Sheffield United will finish in the Championship play-offs this season.

WATCH: ‘Sheffield United will finish in top six' predicts Ipswich boss after Bramall Lane defeat

The Barnsley-born boss made the prediction after his side's defeat at Bramall Lane this afternoon. Chris Basham scored the winner as United went second in the table, and McCarthy admitted: "I'm pretty annoyed we've lost the game.

"I thought they started well, but I thought we grew into it and it's a very good goal for them but a very poor goal for us to concede right from start to finish. Little mistakes all over and it ends up in the back of the net.

"I had to change the way we were playing as they were having too much of the ball. When I changed it to the 4-3-3, we stemmed the tide, somewhat, coming our way and I thought we had some chances then.

"It's fine margins and we've blinked unfortunately and they've got the goal.

Mick McCarthy and Chris Wilder

Mick McCarthy and Chris Wilder

"I don't think there's going to be anybody like Newcastle or Brighton dominating the league. I don't see that. But, I do think Sheffield United are a good side and will be up in the top six.

"I don't think they're going to fall over. They've got momentum, a good way of playing and they all look to be working very hard for each other."