Sheffield United: Chris Porter on a mission

New club: Chris Porter hopes to make his Shrewsbury debut against Tranmere this evening
New club: Chris Porter hopes to make his Shrewsbury debut against Tranmere this evening

CHRIS Porter can help catapult Sheffield United back into League One’s automatic promotion places despite leaving Bramall Lane, manager Danny Wilson has insisted.

Porter is expected to make his debut for Shrewsbury Town tonight when Graham Turner’s side face third-placed Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park.

And Wilson, who sanctioned the striker’s loan to Greenhous Meadow earlier this week, said: “It’s a great deal all-round. Shrewsbury have got games coming up against a lot of the teams in and around us so hopefully Chris can do them some damage.

“And hopefully he can get some goals too because then he’ll come back to us in a month or so’s time firing on all cylinders and full of confidence for the run-in.”

Town face Stevenage following their meeting with Ronnie Moore’s men before hosting Doncaster Rovers. United’s neighbours are second but only three points ahead of Wilson’s charges.

United, who remained fifth following Tuesday’s victory over Bury, entertain Colchester tomorrow searching for their first home win since Boxing Day.

Dominic Poleon, captured on emergency loan from Leeds, could make his debut against the visitors from Essex.

“I hear this perception about keeping the crowd quiet by staying tight for 20 minutes,” Wilson said. “It’s complete and utter hogwash because how to you keep a crowd quiet?

“If people want to shout, let them shout.

“We want the fans to get behind us because they are the biggest and most important asset we have going forward. So let’s go out there and have a real go right from the start.

“Our fans, I have to say, have been absolutely brilliant so let’s try and get them going right from the start by having a real blast from the first minute ourselves and seeing what that brings.

“We’ve taken the shackles off. Let’s just go out there and play.”

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