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Jokanovic drops surprising transfer update ahead of January window

Slavisa Jokanovic

Slavisa Jokanovic claims Sheffield United will focus on improving the players they have rather than recruitment this January.

The Blades have had a tough start to life back in the Championship. The Blades currently sit in the bottom half of the table having won just five of their 14 games. However, Jokanovic insists his side will not be looking elsewhere for help in January.

Speaking to The Star, he said: “Listen, Manchester City do not have the squad to do everything they want. Neither do Manchester United.

“The job of a coach, our job, never starts with this kind of process and progress.

“Right now, I try and work with my players. If we can improve in January, we might have this possibility.”

Sheffield United have already been linked to in-form Reading midfielder John Swift for the upcoming window.

However, despite admitting there is a ‘possibility’ for new arrivals, Jokanovic remained adamant his focus was internal.

“At this moment, my focus is on our players. This is the thing I am focused on right now. Nothing more.”

Boss defends tactics after criticism from fans

Jokanovic has stated he believes maintaining a clean sheet is just as important as scoring, despite criticism from fans.

The Serbian faced backlash after bringing on two strikers when already 3-0 up against Barnsley.

The game finished 3-2, however Jokanovic still defended his approach to the game.

He said:  “I believe the best form of defence is to attack. To attack is better than to drop in the box and defend all the game.

“Against Barnsley, I didn’t feel there was a need to change the shape. I didn’t see any dangerous situation for us that I felt we needed two more defenders.

“If you ask me should I change to play 4-5-1 when we are 3-0 up? No. If you ask me if I am ready to set up and finish the game 3-0, no. I try to score four and a fifth, we didn’t and they did score.”

Only four teams have conceded more goals in the league than Jokanovic’s men this season.