Colchester have been warned they must be prepared to win “by any means necessary” or risk being humbled at Bramall Lane, writes James Shield.
The centre-forward missed a late penalty as Nigel Adkins, who confirmed he is looking to enter the emergency loan market, saw his team lose its second match at home in the space of four days.
Penalty conceded by George Elokobi (Colchester United) after a foul in the penalty area.
“In the second half we showed the other side of it, albeit we still conceded two goals”.
“I have received such letters for every one of my managers to date and they usually follow the same pattern, where their first request is that I grow a pair and then use my new-found courage to dismiss someone from their job. Knowing these chairmen, I doubt either of them felt they were being courageous but just felt they were doing the best thing for their clubs”.
And although goals from Sharp and Martyn Woolford got the Blades back into the contest after the interval, Sordell popped up with a late victor for Colchester.
“It was a great effort – we got a little bit of luck with the winning goal but Marvin deserved his goal at the end, albeit with a deflection”. Adkins, speaking after Marvin Sordell relieved the pressure on his counterpart Tony Humes, acknowledged he is scouring the transfer market for reinforcements with Fulham defender Dan Burn among his targets.
“You can’t gloss over what a great performance it was from us in the first half”. “We’ve created chances in both of those games. I have got work to do and everybody is going to work very hard”. “But we, and I keep highlighting the “we” part, have got to do it together”.