Clough was overwhelmed by the number of fans who followed the Blades to Doncaster on Saturday, the club’s first game since they accepted the PFA’s request to allow Evans, a convicted rapist, to return to train with them. That decision prompted a national debate as well as disapproval from a number of high-profile figures.
The club released a statement on Saturday condemning the actions of those who had villified individuals for voicing their opinion. Clough, who said he wholeheartedly agreed with the statement, added: “We want the fans to get behind us and get behind the team, just as they did on Saturday. To take over 4,000 supporters to a League One away game is incredible.
“When you’re having a rough time on or off the pitch, it’s important for the whole club to stick together. And we’re doing that at the moment.”