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'The break has benefited Sheffield United'

Blades Heaven podcast
Blades Heaven podcast

Former Sheffield United forward Carl Asaba believes the time Chris Wilder's team have had off will benefit them going into the season run-in.

Speaking on the latest episode of the Blades Heaven podcast, Asaba explained how important it was that United got a 2-2 draw against Bournemouth last time out, back on 9 March.

"If we had lost and didn't perform well, people would have seen negativity," he said.

"There's a positivity. There were positives to hold on to and to build on from that game. It could be a positive few weeks.

"The manager and the coaches will now have been able to work with the players where it is not just working game to game [during the international break].

"It's probably more beneficial than the Christmas non-break. This has been a proper break for them where they can recuperate and work. It will have been good."

BBC Radio Sheffield's Adam Oxley agreed with Asaba, explaining that the manner of the performance against the Cherries will have given Blades fans hope.

"It does feel that it has helped everyone," he said.

"[They've] seen a bit of fight and a bit of spirit after that Arsenal game.

"Nottingham Forest have had a points deduction since. They are appealing against it, so we'll see how that goes.

"It is going to be incredibly difficult. There is still a little bit of hope there, depending on your glass but these few weeks have helped these."

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