Osborn wants big Blades finish

07 April 2021 20:50:22 GMTPlus10

Sheffield United midfielder Ben Osborn has urged his side to close out the Premier League season on a high.

Osborn has challenged his team-mates to avoid finishing bottom of the table.

It has been a disappointing campaign for Sheffield United, who have been unable to match their exploits of 2019-20 when they finished ninth.

The Blades are rooted to the foot of the Premier League table, with only 14 points yielded from their 30 games, and relegation is looking increasingly likely.

The Yorkshire club are 15 points adrift of survival with only eight games to go and their struggles culminated in the departure of Chris Wilder, who left Bramall Lane after five years in charge last month.

Paul Heckinbottom has taken temporary charge but his three matches in the dugout have also resulted in defeat, with the Blades now having lost 24 of their 30 top-flight fixtures.

But Osborn, who netted his first Premier League goal in the 2-1 defeat to Leeds on Saturday, insists they have to finish the season on a positive note.

Speaking to the club's official website, Osborn said: "We want to get as many points as possible, we want to catch West Brom first and foremost and there's still pride to play for.

"We are still in the Premier League and a lot of us have worked hard to get here, there's still loads to play for."

He added:  "We have to start realistically building for next season, so if you go into it with a bit of momentum, feeling a bit better about yourself with some good performances against top Premier League sides, it will set you up."

The Blades host Arsenal on Sunday and are 5.50 for a fifth victory of the campaign, while a 1-0 win for Sheffield United is 15.00.

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