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28 December 2014

Iron manager Mark Robins has urged to side to set their focus on Sheffield United following their Boxing Day victory over Rochdale.

United will take to the field at Bramall Lane less than 48 hours after Paddy Madden’s strike saw them take all three points against Dale, and after the game Robins told The Iron Player: “We’ll look to the next one.

“It’s one’s a tough one because it’s a quick turnaround and straight away I’m looking at what we can do. We’re preparing the players for the recovery, and will plan and prepare for what will be a tough game.

“It’s a quick turnaround for the supporters as well, and I’m hoping they will be there in their numbers because away from home they’ve been a terrific help for us.”

Robins is optimistic of having forward Luke Williams available after he missed Friday’s game through injury, and added: “It’s been good in all fairness because we’ve managed to win the game without him.

“He makes a difference to us; he’s got energy, and all those qualities you hear me talking about. Hopefully he’s going to be ok for Sunday.”

One player less likely to be involved however is striker Billy Kee, with the 45-year-old United boss confirming: “There’s a lot of injury and illness working its way through the camp.

“At this time of year everyone’s picking up bugs, and Billy’s got his own personal issue and illness to work through. He’ll carry on and continue to do that, and I’m sure it won’t be long until he’s ready to be involved.

“I won’t put any pressure on Billy. He’s a really good lad who’s tried his best and worked hard, so he’ll be back with us as soon as possible.”

See much more from Mark Robins, Paddy Madden and Liam O'Neill on The Iron Player.

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