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FERRAN SIBILA ON SOUTH YORKSHIRE DERBY

17 March 2022

Our Assistant Coach looks ahead to Saturday's trip to Bramall Lane.

ON PLAYER AVAILABILITY

“Carlton Morris will be training tomorrow, so then we will take a decision after that. We’re hoping he’ll come through well.

“We don’t have any other doubts so hopefully after training tomorrow we have a good group to select from, this is only a benefit for us with so many important games to play.

“On Cauley Woodrow, we are taking it very carefully, he’s on track to return before the end of the season but we will not rush him, it wouldn’t be the right thing to do.

“Victor Adeboyejo is training non-contact right now, he’s fit, but we are taking the doctor’s advice regards his injury.”

MAINTAINING BELIEF

“In the past we were confident that what we were working on, our sessions and the style of play were the right ways to go for what we were trying to achieve.

“But results weren’t happening at the start. We had to maintain our belief, keep working hard and remained fully confident in what we were trying to achieve.

“Now, we are seeing the fruits of that labour. It was about confidence, about remaining calm and for everyone to buy into things.

“Sometimes in football, it’s the very small details that make the biggest difference.”

ON SHEFFIELD UNITED

“We watched the game yesterday against Blackpool. They are a very good squad, a great balance and they are very strong at home in front of their supporters.

“It’s clear that - like against Fulham last weekend - we need everyone to be at their best, at 100% to get a result. We need a perfect performance if we want to get three points.

“That is our ambition on Saturday.”

PAUL HECKINGBOTTOM

"I don't know him deeply. I don't know him personally. But we know what a good job he did here in the past as a player and a coach.

"And based on our analysis of his team, we are aware of his system, what he's trying to achieve with Sheffield United. 

"We look forward to the challenge ahead of us this weekend."

JUST ANOTHER GAME

“If we get too emotional, that can make us unstable. We need to approach this as a normal game. It’s one game at a time for us, we need to remove that element of it being anything other than just another game.

“It’s a big game, a derby game which is more for our fans. For us as a team, as players and staff, we need to be focused on the job.

“Of course, we are looking forward to going there and competing in a big game. But it’s just the next game for us. Another opportunity to get three points.”


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