‘Great escape’ spirit of ‘91 inspires Blades

Sheffield United vs Nottingham Forest. Utd's Matt Lowton Celebrates after scoring the match winner

Sheffield United vs Nottingham Forest. Utd's Matt Lowton Celebrates after scoring the match winner

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Micky Adams and Sheffield United are drawing inspiration from the legendary events of two decades ago in a bid to repeat one of the greatest ever relegation escapes.

With Dave “Harry” Bassett back at the club, Adams will try to recreate the spirit of the 1990-91 season when, by uncanny coincidence, the Blades revived their fortunes with a cliffhanging Bramall Lane victory over Nottingham Forest.

It was their first win at the 17th attempt following promotion to the top flight. Fast forward to Tuesday’s victory over Forest - United’s first in 16 games and Adams’ first in 14 games as manager.

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