Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough has urged his players to show positivity in their Sky Bet League One play-off semi final second leg away to Swindon Town on Monday evening.
The Blades were undone by a last minute goal from Town winger Nathan Byrne in the first leg, which sealed a 2-1 victory for the Robins.
With United needing to score at least once to avoid defeat, Clough will be looking for a performance of similar intensity to the early stages of Thursday’s game between the sides.
“We knew we could force mistakes high up the field if we pressed them in possession and for the first 30 minutes we absolutely dominated”, Clough told the club’s official website.
“We also had a spell in the second half where we created two or three good chances”, he went on to say.
“What we have to do in the second leg is convert those chances, because we are confident we can get at Swindon again.”
The pressure for both teams will be intense, with a trip to Wembley so tantalisingly close.
The Blades’ last appearance at the National Stadium was little more than a year ago, when they went down 5-3 to Hull City in an action-packed FA Cup semi final.
Swindon’s last visit was back in 2010, when they were defeated 1-0 by Millwall in that season’s League One play-off final.