Former Leeds and Sheffield United midfielder Michael Brown has admitted that players for both clubs will be well aware of what’s at stake as we approach the final four games of the season.
The two Yorkshire clubs are separated by just three points in the table, with Marcelo Bielsa’s Whites holding the advantage after a dramatic weekend last time out where the Blades dropped points and they capitalised.
Despite that, there is still a lot of football to be played and one mistake could be decisive in the race for automatic promotion.
And, Brown, who played over 250 times combined for both sides, gave a fascinating insight into how the dressing room will be feeling as we gear up for the huge fixtures when speaking exclusively to Football League World.
“If we’re talking about the clubs, Leeds United and Sheffield United, the pressure is there but you’d look to how amazing they’ve done and try to enjoy the game,” he explained.
“You will be put on edge as we get to this period now though, but it is pressure from your teammates as well, and your manager, every little detail can be the difference.
“Somebody switching off, it’s human nature really, you don’t want to make that mistake, you want to stand up for your teammates and to be able to deal with it, showing composure in the right areas.”
The two sides are back in action on Good Friday, with Chris Wilder’s side kicking off in the early game of the day against Nottingham Forest.
They know a victory will see them leapfrog Leeds on goal difference ahead of their clash against Wigan at Elland Road at 3pm.
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