Sheffield Utd 0-0 Preston

Sheffield United go into the play-offs having taken just seven points from a possible 24 after their goalless draw at home to mid-table Preston.

The Blades had a penalty appeal turned down early on when Joe Ironside went down in the the box.

Chris Porter had the ball in the North End net in the 62nd minute but it was ruled out for handball

Preston's Lee Holmes came closest to breaking the deadlock when he hit the bar with a free-kick soon after.

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Morgan - Clean sheet vital for Blades

Sheffield United caretaker manager Chris Morgan told BBC Radio Sheffield:

"Going into to game we wanted to win, but it was not to be.

"It was one of those games where it was down to us to create the atmosphere and tempo.

"Late on we had two or three half chances, but a clean sheet is going to be important.

"Looking forward, we've got potentially three massive games coming up and I think the clean sheets will be important."

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