Blades skipper calls for calm
By Tom Adams. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Sheffield United captain Chris Morgan has urged his team-mates to keep calm ahead of the FA Cup clash with Arsenal.
The Gunners visit Bramall Lane for the replay after a 1-1 draw at Highbury that was marred by disciplinary issues.
Dutch legend Dennis Bergkamp was dismissed after an angry confrontation with Blades defender Danny Cullip, whilst post-match video evidence saw Jose Antonio Reyes also landed with a three-match ban.
Whilst none of the players most involved in the incident are available for selection, Morgan believes that there is still potential for trouble to occur.
"We've got to be totally focused on what we are doing and be professional, have cool heads," Morgan told Sky Sports News.
"There might be chances for things to spill over but if it does you've just got to walk away from things."
Morgan also backed Arsene Wenger's side to put up a fight in their UEFA Champions League second leg with Bayern Munich, and recognised that the Premiership outfit will be viewing the FA Cup as potential silverware for the season.
"They got a defeat out in Germany 3-1, they've got the away goal so I'm sure Arsenal will fancy scoring two goals at Highbury.
"But on the other hand they'll look at the FA Cup as a massive chance for them to go on and win something but we will obviously try and make it as tough as we can for them."
However manager Neil Warnock somewhat downplayed the importance of the tie, suggesting that the campaign for a play-off spot was higher on his agenda.
"It's a fantastic night for us but we've had a great cup run and we've earned a lot of money now, the games have all been televised," said Warnock.
"Cardiff on Saturday becomes very important for us now, so we'll enjoy it and give it a good shot but there are other priorities now."