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Blackwell calls on understanding from Sheff Utd fans

Under pressure Sheffield United boss Kevin Blackwell feels supporters are being unfair in calling for him to be sacked. Saturday's 4-3 defeat at home by Cardiff City saw the under achieving Blades slip to 13th in the table following a run of six league games without a win.

"Things are tough," admitted Blackwell. "I've been through something like this before, but not with the amount of injuries.

"The fans weren't calling for me to go last year, were they? No one should have to deal with that rubbish.

"Everything that can go wrong at the moment is going wrong.

"The squad is very thin and we can't carry long-term injures, suspensions or loss of form in anybody. And that is exactly where we are."

Blackwell experienced a similar situation while in charge of Leeds once the Premier League's parachute payments ended and he concedes it is impacting on his job at Bramall Lane.

He added: "The frustration is not being allowed to build on what you achieved last season. That is what happened at Leeds and it's not a good practice."

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