DANNY Wilson, the Sheffield United manager, has told The Star that consistency is the key for his side this season.
The Blades are among the favourites to win the League One title after missing out on promotion by the finest of margins last term. The Bramall Lane outfit are seventh in the embryonic table, having accrued four points from their opening two league fixtures.
But Wilson is refusing to get carried and believes United need to keep on improving to climb out of the third tier of English football.
“For us, it’s all about building up momentum,” said Wilson. “People can read too much into results at the start. By that, what I mean is it’s no use us winning our first six games and then not winning any of our next 20.”
Wilson has no new injury worries to contend with following their 1-1 draw at Coventry City in midweek.
“We didn’t pick up any injuries at Coventry,” he confirmed. “Performance wise, I thought we were excellent. But if you pick up one or two injuries then it can take the gloss off things a bit, but fortunately we didn’t.”
First-team regulars Nick Montgomery and Richard Cresswell will not feature against Colchester due to financial reasons.
The experienced duo are two of the club’s highest earners and Wilson is under pressure to reduce the club’s wage bill following their promotion to go up last year.
Wilson said: “I’m not in a position to discuss finances because that’s not what I’m here to do. I’m here to manage the football team.”
The Blades chief has also stressed versatile midfielder Stephen Quinn could depart before the transfer window shuts at 11pm this Friday.