Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough aims to build a ‘Championship’ squad as they push for promotion next season.
Clough, who took over from David Weir in October last year, steering them away from the relegation places to finish 7th, has given out a warning to the rest of League One that he knows that the team he gathers together for the upcoming campaign, would compete in the Championship.
The Blades have been placed as one of the favourites to gain promotion after their late burst to play-off contenders last season, but manager Clough has said complacency won’t get the better of him or the team after expectations are high.
The priority is to get out of this division. But we want to try and do that in such a way whereby we don’t have to go out and change eleven players should we achieve promotion.
“Consistency is important and you want as strong a core to the group as possible. We’ve brought in players who had opportunities a division above so that tells you that other people think they’ve got the quality to compete there.” Clough added.
“First things first, though, we want to try and have a real good go at getting up, that is our only aim right now and nothing must be allowed to distract us from that because everyone knows what a tough league this is.”