Blades confident of cup upset
Kevin Blackwell believes Sheff Utd have 'nothing to lose' ahead of their FA Cup replay against Hull City.
Last Updated: 25/02/09 6:02pm
Kevin Blackwell believes Sheffield United have 'nothing to lose' ahead of their FA Cup replay against Hull City.
The Blades held the Premier League side to a 1-1 draw at Bramall Lane earlier this month when Greg Halford's opener was cancelled out by a Kamil Zayatte header.
United have a good record against the Tigers, having taken four points off them in the Championship last season.
They are likely to be without Brian Howard, Matt Kilgallon and Lee Hendrie through injury for the trip to Hull but Blackwell is staying relaxed and positive.
He said: "Kilgallon had to come off with a back strain on Saturday (against Plymouth) and Bennett and Howard didn't travel, which could leave us a bit bare at Hull.
"Let's go and enjoy it. We've got nothing to lose. We are slightly down on numbers, but if the lads show that sort of spirit then we will be okay."
Gary Naysmith feels the Blades were unlucky not to edge past Hull in their initial clash at Bramall Lane but is convinced they can finish the job at the KC Stadium.
The defender said: "The lads will be confident like we were at home when everybody believed that we could beat them.
"We have got a good away record so there is no reason why we can't go there and get through to the next round."