Huddersfield Town manager Mark Robins was satisfied with the workout his side received during a 1-0 pre-season friendly win at Sheffield United .

Town recovered from a slow opening 15 minutes to boss proceedings for the most part and were rewarded through Adam Hammill's 78th-minute winner after neat build-up play involving debutant Radoslaw Majewski.

And Robins was left particularly pleased with the way his side managed to gain control after the Blades' quick start to the match.

"It was a good workout," he said. I think Nigel [Clough] has got his team organised, he's got some good players in there.

"[They were] semi-finalists of the FA Cup last year and we always find it a difficult place to come here.

"For the first 15-20 minutes we struggled to cope with the threat but they sorted themselves out, I thought it was great.

"We sorted ourselves out, there was good communication and we managed to get ourselves a good foothold in the game.

"And from then on, we looked a threat."

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The Blades had threatened to score on more than one occasion early on but Town moved into the ascendancy and never looked back, something allied by their off-the-ball work.

"There was good movement, good awareness but good talking too," Robins continued.

"Once we didn't have the ball we worked really hard and I thought there were some really good performances, that's just what you want from a pre-season workout."

Majewski arrived from Nottingham Forest on a season-long loan just hours before the trip to Sheffield but was thrust into the limelight by helping Town to find the goal their dominance deserved by teaming up with Adam Hammill to find a way past Mark Howard in the hosts' goal.

And Robins believes his qualities can allow the rest of the team to shine.

 

"You just saw a cameo of what he can do," he enthused.

"I'm just hoping we can keep him fit because he can play.

"He lights the blue touch paper for us, you saw that in just a brief cameo spell from him.

"There will be ups and downs for him as a player, he's not going to do that all the time but what he does do is bring others to life as well."

"He has that ability to link the play between the forwards and the midfield and get away a shot himself.

"He opened it up for us. Him and [Adam] Hammill linked up pretty well with an intricate bit of passing and it ended up going into the back of the net.

"We had created quite a lot of opportunities but had not taken any so it was nice to get a goal.

"And on the back of that there was a clean sheet which I'm absolutely made up with."

Matt Crooks was part of an assured rearguard performance in the 1-0 win over Sheffield United
Matt Crooks was part of an assured rearguard performance in the 1-0 win over Sheffield United
 

While Majewski's impact was a clear point for discussion, the Town boss was also quick to praise his defensive line and one individual in particular for a well-earned clean sheet.

He added: "Obviously we had a youngster in there with Crooksy [Matt Crooks], who everybody will know as a midfield player.

"I've always liked him when he's played at the back and we'll give him an opportunity there.

"And as long as he can learn the role, I think he might have a chance there.

"So he's got a few strings to his bow but, again, we won't put any pressure on him.

"We will wait for him and give him time."

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