Sheffield United manager Nigel Adkins says his team have shown they will not be bullied into submission this season.
Speaking ahead of Saturday’s game against Doncaster Rovers, the 50-year-old insisted United had proved a point by surviving an aerial barrage at Bradford City last weekend.
“Fair play to Bradford because their delivery on set-plays was massive,” Adkins said. “They have such a threat from those.
“But the players came through it and showed they can deal with those.”
United, who came from 2-0 down to draw against Phil Parkinson’s side, are seventh in the League One table; five points behind leaders Burton Albion. They visit the Pirelli Stadium on Tuesday evening.
“You know, and this isn’t a criticism, what you are going to face when you go to certain places,” Adkins said. “It’s a man’s game and you have to be physical. You’ve got to be ready not to give an inch but we also like to play football and it’s important to try and get the balance right.”
Meanwhile, United have announced that their allocation for the game against Albion has now sold-out. No further tickets for the game will be received.