Sheffield United's Michael Doyle expects improved home form

Sheffield United captain Michael Doyle believes the side need to cut out defensive lapses in order to improve their home form.

The Blades conceded a stoppage-time equaliser to Oldham on Saturday and have now drawn their last four games at Bramall Lane.

"No-one is really cutting us open, it's just little things we need to correct," he told BBC Radio Sheffield.

"We're at fault for the goals we're conceding and we can do better."

Home discomforts

The Blades have not won a home match since the 5-3 victory against Bournemouth on 1 September

The 31-year-old one-time Republic of Ireland player added: "I think the results we've been getting here have been playing on our mind but I'm still 100% confident that we can sort it out."

A victory would have moved the Blades into the automatic promotion places in League One and had looked on the cards until Matt Smith's last-ditch leveller cancelled out Nick Blackman's penalty.

The skipper felt the whole side's first-half showing against the Latics left a lot to be desired.

"We weren't good enough in the first half and I think that set the tone for the day," the former Coventry and Leeds player continued.

"Anybody who thinks that first half was any good shouldn't be here and that includes me.

"We have to play better because if you look at the form we showed here last season it was really strong."