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Sheffield United's Stefan Scougall hopeful of turnaround

28 January 2015

Sheffield United midfielder Stefan Scougall has every belief another romantic chapter in the Cup fairytale he has experienced since joining the club can be written.

The Blades go into their Capital One Cup Semi-Final second leg with Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 down, after Andros Townsend scored the only goal of a tight first encounter, but Scougall remains hopeful.

Following his switch from Livingston a year ago, the Scot has helped United spring a series of shocks and make considerable progress in knock-out competitions.

That has included beating Premier League opposition in Aston Villa and Fulham en route to a Wembley FA Cup semi-final against Hull, in which Scougall scored to put his team 2-1 up before they eventually lost 5-3.

The 22-year-old has also been involved in an upset against top-flight opposition in this season's FA Cup when QPR were despatched in the third round, as well a run in the Capital One Cup that has seen Clough's men defeat another Premier League side in West Ham and then one more in Southampton to set up a last-four clash with Tottenham.

And on the prospect of the Blades turning the tie around and making the Wembley Final to play Chelsea, Scougall said: "It has been a fairytale for me so far, only a year into my contract and having played in two semi-finals.

"To this day, I still don't really think it's true I scored at Wembley.

"This is a chance to get back there, and hopefully on Wednesday night we can put things right and play there in a Final.

"It is a major stadium and to play there at any stage of your career is a great moment for you, your family and friends, and for your club and team-mates."

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