Alan Biggs at Large: Sheffield United’s upturn in fortunes is not a Holt from the blue... and boss Nigel Clough deserves some credit

Steven Davies celebrates his third goal
Steven Davies celebrates his third goal

It’s a team game but sometimes you get big goals from big players. And some goals are bigger than others.

Take Steven Davies’s fine header in Sheffield United’s 2-0 win at Barnsley. Take Davies’s exquisite strike, doubling his Blades account, which proved to be the winner in the 3-2 thriller with Doncaster, a second derby triumph in five days.

Take Matty Done’s instinctive striker’s goal earlier in the same game, his seventh in 11 starts for United and 21st of the season.

Take Jason Holt’s four goals in seven starts, including the second at Oakwell.

For big players read big signings as well. Nigel Clough hasn’t got everything right this season, sometimes not quite telling it as the supporters see it, but considering some of his recruitment has

been questioned, it must be pointed out that he has made three telling acquisitions at the business end of the season.

It means for all the angst, with much of it self-inflicted on and off the pitch, United look bound for the play-offs - and coming up with some quality when it counts.