STEPHEN Quinn has a bit of inside knowledge on Danny Wilson - and he’s using it to back the new Blades boss as the man to turn round Sheffield United’s fortunes.
Quinn, one of United’s shining lights last season and named Player of the Year, has experience of working under Wilson previously.
This was when he went on loan to MK Dons in 2005/06, which proved to be the red-haired midfielder’s breakthrough season in terms of gaining experience in the Football League.
Wilson was managing MK Dons and was effusive in his praise at the time of the energetic young man who was getting his first taste of senior football.
So, Quinn has gained some insight into the Wilson way of working and his experience of it down in Milton Keynes leads him to believe that the one-time Wednesday and Barnsley boss will prove the doubters wrong as life in League One looms.
“I was delighted to see Danny appointed as early as he was because he then gets plenty of time to try and sort things before the new season gets under way,” said Quinn. It was very important to get the new man in quickly so that he had time to settle in.
“He can work on his own ideas and start the task of rebuilding the squad because everyone knows it needs a bit of work doing on it.”
Quinn admitted his disappointment at the criticism the new boss got on his arrival.
“I think it was harsh to give Danny some stick as soon as he arrvied and before he was given a chance to show what he can do,” he said.
“At the end of the day he is only human.
“Obviously, his former Wednesday connections rubbed some fans up the wrong way, but he finished there a long time ago and all that matters now is the present and what he can do for this football club. They should give him a chance.
“I know how good a manager he is having worked with him at MK Dons.”
“He is a great guy who likes to get players to play in the right way.
“I’m sure he will win them over and that he will get us heading in the direction everyone at the club wants it to go next year.”