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Blades Confident Ahead Of PNE Visit

20 September 2018

Sheffield United goalkeeper Dean Henderson and his manager are confident going into their game with the Lilywhites at the weekend.

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20 September 2018
Speaking on Friday at their pre-match conference for the game, Henderson - who impressed in Wednesday night's goalless draw with Birmingham City at Bramall Lane was clear in his assessment of the game.
"Preston - we should play with no fear," he told the media. "Are we better than them? Yeah.
"The fans have got to get behind us and sing loud. If they do that, then most of time we should win at home."
Blades boss Chris Wilder, speaking at the press conference and to the Blades' iFollow service, was a little more circumspect when it came to his analysis of Alex Neil's side, however, saying: "[They are] not one of the big hitters in the division, but have done great over the last few seasons.
"One result gets them up and running and they’ll be looking at this game to do that.
"We can't be arrogant enough to think this is us and we'll blast everyone away, we have to take into account the opposition and how they play.
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Alex Neil Looks For Bramall Lane Boost

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"The good thing we can change our shape before and during games and the players are intelligent enough to adapt.
"The competition for places now is really good, but in an ideal world I'd prefer not to make too many changes to the starting XI."
He made five changes to the stalemate with the Blues on Wednesday night, with a number of those left out expected to return to the starting line-up on Saturday.
He added: "The best eleven is based on current form, but sometimes it will be dependent on who we are playing, I don't think we'd ever make changes and abandon our philosophy though because when we're at our best we're a match for anyone in the division.
"But we have to realise we might have to tweak things, ideally though I want the players in possession of the shirt playing well and the lads on the outside taking opportunities when they come to give me a headache."

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