Simon Moore will be “gutted” when Sheffield United’s unbeaten run comes to an end.
But the goalkeeper, who has credited team mates George Long, Aaron Ramsdale and Jake Eastwood with helping him discover his best form, revealed Chris Wilder’s side does not fear any of its League One rivals after winning seven and drawing three of its last 10 outings.
Speaking ahead of today’s game against MK Dons, Moore said: “We know how hard we’ve worked to get to this position so we want to keep it going. Why can’t we get to 15 and then 20? That’s how you’ve got to look at it. “But, equally, we can’t look any further than the next game because there are no gimme’s in this division. None at all. If we keep the same attitude then I’m sure we’ll give ourselves a chance of getting to where we want to be. We’ll always be gutted if we take nothing from a game.”
Moore replaced Long in United’s starting eleven after leaving Cardiff City earlier this season but he added: “Longy has been great. I know I’ve got to stay on my toes because of the quality he’s got. Aaron Ramsdale is a brilliant young prospect and the same goes for Jake Eastwood too. We all work well together and drive each other on. I know I have to do the business day in and day out because they are waiting to step in.”
Dons are 19th in the table - 15 places behind United - after parting company with manager Karl Robinson earlier this week. Wilder’s team also made a slow start to the campaign but, after forcing themselves back into promotion contention, Moore said: “It’s just good that everyone can see the quality we’ve got. We always knew it was there. It started a bit slow but, over the last 10 games, we’ve really shown the quality this side has and it can get even better. We’re going into games confidently, we don’t fear anyone in this league and that’s a nice feeling to have.”