Sheffield United secured their first Premier League victory this season after 11 games, thanks to Oliver Norwood’s injury-time penalty against Wolves, leaving the Blades just two points away from safety.
On BBC Radio Sheffield’s Blades Heaven podcast, former striker Carl Asaba emphasised the significance of the fans’ unwavering support during last weekend’s game at Bramall Lane.
Asaba said: “We know that a massive part of the promotion, and a massive part of the Heckingbottom regime and era, is the reconnection between the players and the fans.
“No one has been happy to be losing but the fans are still turning up, and still backing the boys at all of the away matches. Some of the atmospheres at Bramall Lane have been electric. It’s been brilliant to see. As long as the players go out there and give it their all, the fans will cheer them off the pitch whether they win, lose or draw.”
Things could change drastically for United over these next few games as they face Bournemouth at home and Burnley away after a visit to Brighton on Sunday, before an international break. If the Blades are to fully turn the corner, this is the stretch of games where they’ll need to pick up some more points.