CLAYTON Donaldson has piled the pressure on Sheffield United ahead of tomorrow’s promotion six-pointer at Bramall Lane.
Brentford travel to South Yorkshire for the Sky televised clash in second spot, two points clear of the fourth-placed Blades.
The Bees go into the game buoyed by two successive wins, while United are still smarting from their 4-0 drubbing at Stevenage last weekend, which saw them slip out of the automatic promotion places.
And Brentford striker Donaldson has turned up the heat on the Blades as the League One campaign nears its climax.
He said: “Sheffield United were everyone’s favourites to go up automatically, so the pressure will be on them.
“They’re the home side as well and their fans will have high expectations, being a big club.
“We’ve been creeping up there silently. No one has been talking about us, but now we’re up there we’re there to be shot at.
“We’ve put ourselves in second spot now, so it’s up to us to stay there and show people we’re good enough to be up there.
“It’s in our hands, this is where we want to be. When you’re chasing you can’t afford to slip up, where as we might not get a result but stay where we are if others fail to capitalise.
“It will be a tough game. They’re doing well in the league but had a bit of a blip against Stevenage last week, so will be looking to bounce back.”
Donaldson and Harry Forrester were on target as Brentford beat the Blades 2-0 back in November, one of their best performances of the season.
And former Crewe frontman Donaldson insists the Bees have nothing to fear as they prepare to take on Danny Wilson’s men.
He added: “We played them off the park earlier this season. Hopefully we can look back at that game and take confidence from it.
"We’ve got nothing to fear. We’re the form team so it’s all to play for.
“If we can get an early goal like we did at home, then hopefully we can use the big crowd to our advantage. We’ve generally been good away from home this season, so we’ll go there full of confidence.”
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