More to come from Sheffield United, says Clough

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Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough says there is more to come from his side as an attacking force after they swept aside struggling Scunthorpe United on Tuesday night.

The Blades boss believes his team - bolstered by five new signings in January - are still gelling as the run-in for promotion continues.

United beat Scunthorpe 4-0 on Tuesday to record their second win in four days and biggest victory of the season.

“I thought we deserved it in all areas of the game,” said Clough, whose side consolidated their place in League One’s top six with the victory.

“I thought we deserved our clean sheet and I thought we deserved our four goals.

“Some of the movement was good and our work-rate was certainly as good as it has always been.

“Hopefully things are just gelling. Half a dozen new players have come into the team and they’re just starting to gel.

“We’ve still got work to do but it gives us a little bit of a cushion. We know that six points can soon be eroded if we don’t keep winning games. Saturday now becomes another big game for us.

“We looked probably better balanced with [Ryan] Flynn out on the right and Murphy on the left. I thought the rotation of the five across the middle was very good.

“I thought Steven Davies was excellent again. He’s not got a goal but we’re not really bothered if he doesn’t score because his all-round game, holding the ball up, is crucial to how we’re playing.”