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Basham Believes Sheffield United’s Promotion Chase Will Go Down To The Wire

Sheffield United defender Chris Basham thinks the race for automatic promotion will go into the final weeks of the season.

The Blades 0-0 draw in the Sheffield derby on Monday means they have slipped behind Leeds into third with eleven games to go.

Basham believes that his side must hold their nerve and ensure they keep going right until the final game of the campaign:

“I think it is going to go quite far to the end. We are not ones to calculate what you need here and there. I think it is a case of trying to win as many games as we can and make our home ground a fortress and not get beaten away if we can and win as many as we can at home.”

United’s promotion hopes still very much lie in their own hands. They will travel to Elland Road to face Leeds in ten days time.

If they come away with the three points, they will certainly be favourites to finish in the top two.

However, manager Chris Wilder won’t want his side to get too far ahead of themselves. They have two league games between now and then.

The Blades face Rotherham and Brentford at home over the next week. With their formidable home record, United will be confident of collecting maximum points from both fixtures.