Sam's preview

Last updated : 30 January 2009 By Bladesmadeditor
Ellis knows that the poor performance against Doncaster Rovers needs to be rectified as soon as possible if the Blades want to continue the push for promotion. He does admit that the players need to be true professionals and put in a good performance against Preston.

He said: "We are looking to improve from Tuesday night when we didn't meet the standards we set ourselves. The players got frustrated and needed more patience, but they know that and don't need telling.

"They are not machines, they are human with strengths and weaknesses like everyone else. You can't always perform the way you want, sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't, but the lads always do their level best.

"With Preston, like ourselves coming off the back of a loss following a good run, it should be a good game between two sides wanting to immediately get back to winning ways."