Blades look to build on revitalised start under Heckingbottom

Written by Jack Lister

Sheffield United fans will be hopeful that Paul Heckingbottom’s bright start as manager will continue with a third successive league victory.

The Blades welcome London-side QPR to Bramall Lane on Monday evening, in a game that could go either way.

The Championship has a reputation for providing unpredictable and entertaining fixtures, with supporters often witnessing shock results during the season.

On the openness of the league, Heckingbottom said: “In the Championship. any team can turn a result around against any team.”

The cut-throat nature of the Championship is understood by Heckingbottom, who has previous experience of managing at this level with Leeds United and Barnsley.

He added: “You have to be flat out every single time, and sometimes that might not be good enough.

“I think there will be a lot of changes in the table between now and the end of the season. It’s all about consistency, if you get that consistency you suddenly become a team that’s talked about.”

Most recently the Blades played out an entertaining 3-2 victory away to Cardiff City. In the game, 21-year-old Morgan Gibbs-White featured as the standout player, claiming one goal and two assists.

When asked about the future of the England under-21 international, Heckingbottom said: “The biggest thing about Morgan is he wants to play, he just loves the game. Those types of players are going to make the most of themselves.”

Whilst Blades fans will be excited to see the Wolves loanee in action again on Monday, they will be without striker Rhian Brewster and midfielder John Fleck.

Visitors QPR sit 6th in the Championship table and should offer a stern test for Heckingbottom’s in-form side.

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Written by Jack Lister

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