Montgomery: Blades must keep cool

07 April 2009 07:55
The Blades take on the Tykes at Bramall Lane looking to boost their hopes of automatic promotion by extending their unbeaten run in the Championship to nine games.[LNB]United start the night six points adrift of second-placed Birmingham after the Blues' 2-0 win over league leaders Wolves last night.[LNB]And Montgomery said that professionalism must be high on the team's agenda if they are to sustain the momentum that could carry them all the way to the Premier League.[LNB]"It is always going to be fiery with it being a local derby, but we have just got to treat it like another game" Montgomery told the Blades' official website.[LNB]"No doubt it will be a cracking atmosphere, with both sets of fans urging their team on and if we apply ourselves properly, which we have done all season, then we should be able to get a positive result."[LNB]Montgomery pointed to the Blades' victory in the heated clash at Cardiff two weeks ago as an example of how they should conduct themselves in potentially combustible situations.[LNB]"Keeping control is very important, you only have to look at the Cardiff game when we remained focussed despite what was going on around us" he said.[LNB]"We showed we could keep our heads and not get dragged into the battle, which can be easier said than done."[LNB]United are expected to name an unchanged side from their win over Ipswich on Saturday, with defender Greg Halford continuing as a makeshift striker behind Darius Henderson and Jamie Ward.[LNB]Barnsley boss Simon Davey has a fully-fit squad, with Adam Hammill back in training after a ligament injury but unlikely to play.[LNB][LNB] Coca Cola Ch'ship Promotion 08/09 Win Outright: Sheff Utd 13/8  

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