Yeovil v Sheff Utd: Clough wary of Yeovil’s eagerness to impress

Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough views tonight’s opponents Yeovil Town as being incredibly dangerous to his own side’s play-off ambitions.

Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough (Picture: Martyn Harrison).

Yeovil’s relegation from League One has already been confirmed, and with a new manager in situ in former Sheffield Wednesday boss Paul Sturrock, Clough looks upon Yeovil as unpredictable opponents.

“The fact that they’re already relegated makes them an incredibly dangerous opponent,” said Clough, whose side are fifth in League One, eight points clear of the play-off chasers.

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“Paul Sturrock will be analysing players who he can take into a promotion campaign next year, so I think it makes it a nothing-to-lose game for them, especially with the players out to impress the new manager.

“I’m very surprised at how they’ve fallen through two divisions, because at times they held their own in the Championship last season.

“But it’s the lingering effect sometimes of relegation. You get it the opposite way, like Rotherham with the momentum of promotion, but you can get a hell of a hangover when you get relegated.

“We have to concentrate on ourselves, get the right team on the field and do our jobs professionally.”

Terry Kennedy (knock) and Jamie Murphy (groin) are doubts but Steven Davies and Matty Done are in contention to start.

Last six matches: Yeovil Town LLLLLD, Sheffield United WWLWWD.

Referee: T Robinson (West Sussex).

Last time: Yeovil Town 2 Sheffield United 0; May 6, 2013; League One play-off semi-final.