Morgan hails Blades hunger

Chris Morgan congratulated Sheffield United on finishing the season in the League One play-off places after the 0-0 draw with Preston.

Last Updated: 27/04/13 at 20:10

Chris Morgan: Delighted with outcome

Chris Morgan: Delighted with outcome

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

The Blades were guaranteed a top-six finish before kick-off but the point lifted them into fifth place above Swindon to set up a two-legged tie with Yeovil in the semi-finals.

United substitute Chris Porter had a 62nd-minute strike chalked off for handball, while Preston midfielder Lee Holmes clipped the crossbar with the visitors' best chance.

"Anybody who has finished in the top six deserves to be there and whoever we'd have got it was going to be a tough task," said caretaker boss Morgan. "Yeovil beat us here earlier in the season and I thought they were excellent. They had a great team-work ethic, so I'll have a look at the DVD of that game and look where their strengths and weaknesses were - as we do for every game.

"What I've said to the players in there is: 'congratulations on securing a playoff place', because we've had to work damned hard this year to get that.

"A club of this size, everyone always thinks your budget is massive but that's not the case. We've had a group of players this year who've worked really hard and hung on chasing automatic promotion - so I think to secure a play-off place this season, the players deserve it.

"They've had a fantastic reaction from losing the play-off final last year, to come back and be as hungry again to be promoted."

The draw leaves the Blades with just one win from their last eight games but Morgan insists he is not worried about form going into the play-offs.

"I'm not worried about it at all," he said. "Look at the Champions League this week, you get Munich and Dortmund, who were potentially playing two of the best European teams for years in Real Madrid and Barcelona, and look at the results they got.

"For me, you go into a knockout competition and it's whatever team holds its nerve and is strong enough to see the job through."

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

O

K FIFA we're done, you can ban us now

jimmyjazz
Barcelona transfer ban upheld

A

h Daniel. I could spend hours on this subject putting the world to rights. You can even take a step back and ask why football fans (and society in general) have this need to know that something will happen before it actually does. There are times this important, when it comes to things like war, food production and natural disasters. A man you've never met changing his job? Not so much.

ajsr1982
Time To Burst The ITK Bubble

G

reat article. Hits the nail on the head. Encapsulates why I don't read tabloid newspapers anymore. The only thing worse is the 'told you so first' headline when they get lucky.

ianonabeach
Time To Burst The ITK Bubble

Footer 365

Transfer news: Marco Reus said to have turned down move to Manchester United

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has told Onda Cero that Marco Reus rejected a move to Man Utd this summer.

Transfer News: Swansea complete deal for Napoli defender Federico Fernandez

Swansea City have signed defender Federico Fernandez from Napoli for an undisclosed fee.

FIFA committee rejects Barcelona's appeal against transfer ban

Barcelona will be unable to sign new players in the next two windows after a FIFA committee upheld their transfer ban.

Mail Box

Mailbox: Feeling Sorry For Poor TC23

If there's one loser in all the machinations at Man United, it's poor TC23. We have mercifully few mails on United, but lots on Arsenal and in particular Olivier Giroud...

Dear Brendan, Please Sign Di Maria

That's the request to Brendan Rodgers in the mailbox, and not just because it would annoy Man United fans. Plus, more thoughts on why Arsenal didn't want Cescy back...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property