Why confidence is starting to flow back into this Sheffield United squad

The momentum may have been shunted a little by Preston’s very late equaliser on Tuesday night but one Sheffield United player says there has been enough shown in the past two games to suggest that a drive up the table is on the way.

Wednesday, 15th September 2021, 5:15 pm

United didn’t quite manage to build on that superb 6-2 win over Peterborough on Saturday but they turned in a decent performance against a good side and but for some wayward finishing and sloppy defending Slavisa Jokanovic’s side could have won comfortably.

Sander Berge made a goalscoring return to the side after overcoming his period of isolation having tested positive for Covid on arriving for international duty for Norway.

And he says that after a poor start to the campaign there has been plenty going on, on the pitch, this week to offer hope of a sustained run of positive results, particularly as the new signings become more accustomed to each other.

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Sander Berge celebrates after scoring to make it 2-1 against Preston. Simon Bellis / Sportimage

Five new players in all came through the door before the transfer window closed and collectively they have breated a little life back into the team.

Berge said after that draw with Preston: “No doubt [they can push up the table]. We started out not great at all and we will learn from that but these two games, show signs of what's to come and we just need to build and learn.

"We are setting up a different formation and had some injuries and new players coming in but in each game we have played we have more relations and understand more the situations which come up, so I know we will improve.”