"We've got it all to play for" says Jack O'Connell
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Jack O'Connell has said Sheffield United have got "it all to play for" going into the final two games of the season.

The Blades currently sit in eighth place following their defeat to Leicester City on Thursday.

In what has been a fairytale return to the Premier League, Sheffield United will be hoping to make the dream of playing in Europe next season a reality when they host Everton then travel down to the south coast to take on Southampton on the final day.

“We’ve got it all to play for," O'Connell told the club's media.

"Two big, massive, games. It’s good that we’re back home at Bramall Lane on Monday to put that Leicester performance behind us.”

  • Blades looking to bounce back

Prior to Thursday, Sheffield United had won three out of four games against fellow European rivals but dispatched by a Leicester side who are looking to cement themselves in a Champions League spot.

The Blades played very poorly by their usual high standards and it could of been a lot worse for them if it wasn't for goalkeeper Dean Henderson. Ayoze Perez and Demarai Gray were the goal scorers for the foxes as the Blades failed to create any clear cut chances.

“It was tough to take," O'Connell told the clubs media.

"It wasn’t good enough. We’ve got to try and move on because we’ve got a big game on Monday night.”

Thursday will be the last time the Blades will play at Bramall Lane this season and will be looking to make it five wins in a row at home.

  • O'Connell praises Everton

Boyhood Liverpool fan O'Connell will be looking to complete the double over their rivals Everton after the Blades ran out 2-0 winners at Goodison Park back in September thanks to a Yerry Mina own goal and a second half strike from Lys Mousset.

However despite the previous victory over the Toffees, O'Connell acknowledges the threat Carlo Ancelotti's side threat.

“They’re a top team," O'Connell told the clubs media. 

"It’s going to be a tough game and we’ve got to expect the best Everton side. Hopefully we can go out there and get a reaction.”