SHEFFIELD UNITED: Blades told to turn on style in bid to regain second place: Urges Danny Wilson

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SHEFFIELD United manager Danny Wilson has urged his players to express themselves at Rochdale tonight.

The Blades make their first visit to Spotland since 1982 hoping to regain second place in League One following Sheffield Wednesday’s win over Oldham yesterday.

With only five matches of the season remaining, the margins for error at the top are uncomfortably slim.

But Wilson, who has transformed United’s long-ball style since taking charge following their relegation from the Championship last term, said: “I’m not bothered about mistakes.

“I want my players to trust themselves because if they do that then that’s the best way of getting every last drop of ability out of them.”

Wilson, a former Northern Ireland international, won the League Cup with both Luton Town and Wednesday before carving a career in management. He insisted: “I was an average player who was fortunate to play in some really good teams with players who I used to look at and think ‘How on earth am I out here with them?’

“But it happened because a manager put his faith in me and trusted me.”