Football - Morgan happy with Blades handover

Interim boss Chris Morgan reckons he will hand over the Sheffield United squad to incoming manager Nigel Clough in good shape.

PA Sport Report

The Blades opened their away account when battling to a fine stalemate at Peterborough - a result which prevented the high-flying hosts from going top of the League One table for the first time this season.

And only the woodwork denied the Blades a shock success at London Road in what was Morgan's final game in temporary charge, with former Burton and Derby boss Clough poised to take over.

Lyle Taylor thundered a 20-yard blast against the crossbar eight minutes before the break with Posh goalkeeper Bobby Olejnik rooted to the spot.

Morgan said: "I think that will be it for me. The people at the club are working hard behind the scenes to get a manager in place and that will probably happen by Saturday.

"We have achieved the objective of handing the club over to the new manager in good shape.

"We knew we had to make ourselves more resilient on the road and we managed that against a very good Peterborough team, but we still posed a threat and created the better chances in the game.

"We asked questions of each other at half-time in the defeat at Coventry and the response since then has been very pleasing with us picking up four points out of six.

"We've got a good squad here with a great mix of players who are willing to work hard."

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