SHEFFIELD United defender Neill Collins has vowed to take out his frustration on Charlton Athletic during this weekend’s top of the table clash at Bramall Lane.
Danny Wilson’s side, who remained in second place despite Saturday’s defeat by Wycombe Wanderers, entertain the League One leaders looking to bounce back from a shock result at Adams Park. United, whose only other loss in the competition came against Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield Town, responded to that disappointment by thrashing Colchester 3-0. And Collins told The Star: “We came back well the last time we lost and we can do it again.
“The game coming up is going to be a huge occasion and we’ve got to show that character and determination again.
“It’s always gutting when you lose but I’m especially gutted for the fans who came down in their numbers and filled the stand behind the goal.
“It would have been great to see them erupt if we’d have been able to get a goal back and I think we should have done because we pretty much controlled the whole game. We didn’t take our chances and that’s cost us. No excuses.
“But I can’t think of a better match to win than the next one to put what’s happened here behind us. There’s a good spirit in our dressing room and a determination and character too so that’s what we’ll be trying to do. Charlton is a great game to have at Bramall Lane,” added Collins. “It should be a terrific atmosphere.”
United created numerous chances throughout the Wycombe game but paid the price for their profligacy when Stuart Beavon seized upon a rare mistake by Harry Maguire.
Captain Nick Montgomery travelled to Buckinghamshire after recovering from injury but didn’t make the bench. Wilson said Marcus Williams suffered a suspected dead leg during the game, but the midfielder will feature for the reserves against Walsall on Wednesday.