Sheffield United: United look to make amends

Marlon King is set to link up with Jamaica.
Marlon King is set to link up with Jamaica.
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Sheffield United “owe” under-fire manager David Weir and their long-suffering supporters a good performance when they face Coventry City this weekend, according to midfielder Michael Doyle.

The Blades captain, who clocked up nearly 300 appearances in an eight-year stint with the Sky Blues, said: “We have to turn it around. It is easy to be pointing fingers right now. I’m a believer we have a good enough squad to be challenging at the right end of the table. We have got to change it. It is up to us.

“People have to stand up and be counted now. Times are bad and we have got to turn it around. We have been saying that for weeks and it’s got to start with the match on Sunday.

“We owe our manager a performance and fans a performance. We have got to grind out a result.

“We do need a bit of luck but you make your own luck in this game. We can’t start feeling sorry for ourselves.”

United are likely to be without the services of Marlon King, George Long and Sean McGinty for the trip to Northampton Town’s Sixfields Stadium as the trio are away on international duty.