Sheffield United: ‘We’re all in this together,’ says Doyle

Sheffield United
Sheffield United

MICHAEL Doyle has told Sheffield United supporters ‘We’re all in this together’ as the South Yorkshire club’s push for promotion enters its final phase.

Doyle, the United captain, revealed his team mates were “disappointed” to be booed-off at half-time during Tuesday’s goalless draw with Leyton Orient but acknowledged he also felt “frustrated” at their failure to break down Russell Slade’s side.

United, who visit Oldham Athletic tomorrow in second place having won four of their last five games, had entered the meeting with Orient on top of the League One table.

Asked whether he was upset at the discontent which greeted the final whistle, Doyle responded: “Being honest, I was more disappointed getting booed-off at half-time.

“We’re all in it together, pushing for the same thing. We were still top at half-time and you’ve got to weigh things up a bit.

“The most important people in the run-in will be the fans. It showed when there was a great atmosphere in the second-half.

“Sometimes, and I understand why, fans can get a bit edgy at home. Away, we always know they’ll be brilliant because we can take as many with us as the club we’re at has got and there’s no stopping us when the atmosphere is rocking.”

Doyle, insisting his words should not be interpreted as criticism, added: “I’ve been a fan myself at games so I know it can be frustrating but we’re all on the same side and they do back us.”

Meanwhile, Danny Wilson celebrates his 100th game in charge of United at Boundary Park.

*Twitter: JamesShield1