Sheffield United: Holt has his eyes on double-prize

Jason Holt is congratulated by team mates after scoring his first Sheffield United goal � copyright : Blades Sports Photography
Jason Holt is congratulated by team mates after scoring his first Sheffield United goal � copyright : Blades Sports Photography
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Jason Holt has set his sights on securing a promotion double this season after joining Sheffield United on loan, writes James Shield.

The midfielder, whose parent club Heart of Midlothian secured the Scottish Championship title last weekend, enters tomorrow’s League One fixture against Crewe Alexandra knowing victory could see Nigel Clough’s side take an other huge step towards securing a play-off place.

Holt, who scored his first goal since arriving at Bramall Lane during Tuesday’s 4-0 rout of Scunthorpe, told The Star: “I was over the moon for the lads at Hearts when they got back into the Premiership because I’ve got lots of mates up there. But my focus is on United now and it would be brilliant if we can go up at the end of the season too.

“That would be the perfect end, it really would, and I’ll be doing everything to try and make sure it happens.

“There’s a long way to go yet and plenty of work to do. Every game between now and then is going to be huge so, although it sounds boring, all we can do is take them one and a time and do as well as we possibly can.”

Fifth-placed United moved six points clear of Barnsley in seventh when, three days after edging past Port Vale, they recorded their second straight home win by beating the visitors from Glanford Park.

Holt added: “It was a big game for us because it was our match in hand. We wanted the three points and we got them after a true team performance. That was really pleasing.

“The three games at our place are massive and, with two down, we’ve got another one to go.

“I’ve had a quite a few chances since coming in and I’ve been a bit disappointed not to take them. But the main thing is to keep getting in the right positions because, if you do that, then you know it will happen eventually.”

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