Sheffield United pulled off a gritty comeback last night - and their manager has called for similar character as the season continues.
The Blades have strung together four wins in a promising start to the season.
And there will be no room for complacency, says manager Danny Wilson.
The United boss, whose side secured a dramatic 3-2 victory over Walsall last night, made the point despite concerns that influential members of his squad could still depart before the transfer window closes at the end of this month.
Wilson said: “Our attitude is going to be absolutely key. For me, that’s one of the most important things.
“If it’s good then, coupled with the talented players we’ve got here, then we can be a match for anyone.
“If it’s not, then I don’t care who you are. You are always going to struggle.
“That’s whether you are Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United or Sheffield United. It’s exactly the same.”
United’s record under Wilson now reads ‘Played four, Won four’ after goals from Matthew Lowton, Lee Williamson and a Richard Cresswell penalty saw the hosts come from two goals down to secure all three points.
United are now joint top along with Charlton Athletic.
Wilson said of the Walsall win: “It shows we’ve got character. I’ve always said you need that and credit to the fans too because they played a massive part in that.”
Despite promotion being the main objective, Wilson has vowed that progress in knockout competition is also “a priority” to compensate the loss of revenue United suffered when they were relegated.
Plc chairman Kevin McCabe personally intervened to push through Kevin McDonald’s move on Friday.
But Wilson, who admits United still lack depth in defence, has acknowledged the gesture should be viewed as an exception.
“We’re not a club that moans about what we haven’t got,” he said. “We are one that accepts where we are and deals with the situation.”