Adkins wont damage integrity of League One


Sheffield United manager Nigel Adkins says he has an “obligation” not to field a weakened team against Scunthorpe this Sunday.

Adkins has insisted that making wholesale changes for this weekend’s final match of the season would damage the intergrity of League One, with the Iron, Barnsley and Gillingham all pushing for the final play off place.

He insisted his decision was designed to ensure United “learn the lessons” of a bitterly disappointing campaign.

“Yes, we have an obligation,” he said. “We are going out there to win.

“The reality is we needed to win this game (at Coventry) but what I also know is that we’ve got one more game to go and will be doing everything we can to win that.”

Asked if he could use Scunthorpe’s visit to blood a number of academy graduates, Adkins responded: “I’m not looking at age, there’s no sentiment. I’m looking to win a game of football. Full stop.”

Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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