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Exclusive: Former Blade and pundit issues his verdict on Sheffield United’s game with Swansea

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Former Sheffield United defender and Sky Sports pundit, Danny Higginbotham insists that Chris Wilder’s side need a positive result this weekend to stay in touch with the promotion chasing sides. 

The Blades are just four points behind Leeds United, and will be hoping to strengthen their grip on an automatic promotion place as the season progresses.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with FLW’s Jacob Potter, the pundit described Sheffield United’s style of play as ‘organised chaos’, but claims their style of football is effective in the Championship this season.

“They dominate teams, and possession and what I love about watching Sheffield United is that their game plan doesn’t change and they want to take the game to the opposition.

“It’s fascinating to watch and it looks like organised chaos but it’s so difficult to play against from an opposition’s point of view.”

Higginbotham feels that the Blades are benefitting from having more depth available to them this season, with a number of key players from last season’s campaign, finding game time hard to come by this year.

“I think what happened a lot last season , was that there was a number of players for Sheffield United that had to play out of position because of the lack of depth in the squad.

“At times that did affect them last year, whereas you look at it now, a prime example of the depth is Coutts who is struggling to get back in the side on his return from injury with Norwood keeping him out of the starting XI.”

The former Manchester United defender also feels that Swansea fans should remain patient, as with wholesale changes made in the summer, it won’t be a simple task to return to the Premier League.

“As for Swansea, Potter is doing a great job, there’s a number of young players that are grasping their opportunity in the side.

“Fans have to realise that it’s not a quick fix when you lose a number of players during the summer, but they have the right mix in their squad between youth and experience.”

A win could see Sheffield United close the gap on Leeds at the top of the table, and they will be confident of building on some recent impressive form.

Editorial Assistant at Snack Media, writing for Football League World on a regular basis! Sports Journalism graduate from Southampton Solent University.

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