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Slavisa Jokanovic reveals what Sheffield United ‘cannot’ do moving forwards

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Sheffield United’s hopes of bouncing straight back to the Premier League this season are looking bleaker by the week.

The Blades would have been confident on arrival at Ewood Park on Saturday, Blackburn Rovers had been hammered 7-0 in midweek and Rhian Brewster’s sublime volley gave them an early leg up to kick on for the three points.

The capitulation that ensued was very concerning and did not embody a side capable of competing for a spot in the top six this season.

Slavisa Jokanovic has been famed for slow starts and strong recoveries in his two previous Championship promotions and the Serbian aired his frustrations when he spoke to the Sheffield Star.

He said: “We cannot keep making mistakes when they are not being forced by our opponents. Because then that ends up being a gift. They must work. It was one mistake, unenforced. And then another mistake, unenforced. Like I say, it has to stop and it can’t continue. It is a situation we must address and will be working hard to do that.”

Going into the third international break of the season United are as close to the relegation zone as they are the play-offs, seven points, currently occupying 18th place.

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The blame for individual defensive errors cannot rest on the manager’s doorstep. The Blades’ inconsistency has been hard to understand this season with them seemingly clicking one week before going on to produce a drab display that suggests they could even finish in the bottom half the next.

Jokanovic has some excellent senior pros in his squad and such that can strike the right note on the training ground in the international break. The club were strangely late to act in the summer transfer window and paid the price at the beginning of the campaign, such that Jokanovic will be hoping is not the case come January where virtually every position in the side could be addressed.


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