Sheffield United: Blades told Town are hell-bent on revenge

Crawley Town manager Dean Saunders
Crawley Town manager Dean Saunders

Gavin Tomlin has told Sheffield United that Crawley Town will be gunning for revenge when the two teams meet at the Checkatrade.com Stadium this afternoon, writes James Shield.

Nigel Clough’s side beat their League One rivals by the narrowest of margins six months ago with Jose Baxter scoring the only goal of the game in the second-half.

Tomlin, the Town centre-forward, insisted that result was a travesty of justice and admits his colleagues are determined to set the record straight.

“We actually dominated the game up there and deserved more than we got,” he said. “I think we deserved at least a point from that game, so we will carry the confidence from the last couple of games and believe that we can get three points, especially at home.

“Confidence breeds better performances and players come out of their shell a little bit more. You can see what has happened in the last two games so we just need to continue that.”

Baxter will be United’s most notable absentee against Dean Saunders’ squad but Matt Done is eligible for selection after reporting no ill-effects from his outings against former employers Rochdale in midweek.

Tomlin, who was on target when Town beat Swindon Town last weekend, added: “We have got a got a lot of speed up front with myself, (Mathias) Pogba, Izale (McLeod) and Gwion (Edwards) to hit teams on the counter-attack, so it’ll be a good game and one we’re looking forward too.”

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