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Battling Sheffield United please manager Nigel Clough

13 April 2015

Sheffield United boss Nigel Clough praised his team's fighting spirit after they earned a 2-2 draw at Oldham Athleic.

Clough's side extended their unbeaten away run to eight matches and remain firmly on course to reach the Sky Bet League 1 Play-Offs.

Oldham led 2-0 at half-time thanks to a Dominic Poleon brace, but the Blades fought back with goals from Jason Holt and Jamie Murphy.

United went close to snatching all three points, with Michael Doyle's effort hitting a post.

But Clough said: "I'm very pleased with our performance because this is a good away point.

"Apart from the first 10 minutes we played very well, but the problem was we made too many mistakes at the back.

"There was a mistake for Oldham's first goal and then Mark Howard got caught by surprise with the second. That doesn't happen very often, but you would expect him to save it.

"We shouldn't have been 2-0 down, but I'm delighted with the way we fought back. That's always pleasing away from home.

"Both sides like to pass the ball around and the conditions made that very difficult, but we ground it out and could have won.

"Our aim is to get into the Play-Offs and we have moved a step closer to achieving that."

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