SHEFFIELD UNITED: Wilson warns rivals about United’s firepower

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DANNY Wilson has claimed Sheffield United are now better equipped to overwhelm opponents than at any other time during his reign.

Wilson delivered the bold assessment of his squad’s attacking capabilities following the recent arrival of Paul Gallagher on loan.

The Leicester City winger, who is expected to feature against Bury today, joins Nick Blackman, Dave Kitson, John Cofie and Shaun Miller in forward line which has been completely revamped since last season’s play-off final defeat by Huddersfield Town.

Wilson, whose side scored 92 goals en route to May’s Wembley showpiece, told The Star: “Arguably we’re stronger on paper than last time around in that regard.

“What we’ve got to do now is show that out on the pitch. And that’s always the hardest part.”

“At home we need people to pick pockets in certain areas. I’ve always maintained that if you’ve got goals then you’ve got a chance - and from the more areas the better.

“We’ve got more options to change things now, more possibilities on the bench.”

Wilson added: “We don’t want to find ourselves in a position again where we are scratching around for goals. We suffered from that at the end of last season but now we have got the players.”

United return to League One action this afternoon looking to preserve their unbeaten start to the new League One campaign.

The South Yorkshire club, who are fifth in the table, entertain 23rd placed Bury having claimed a draw at Scunthorpe last weekend despite being reduced to nine men.

With experienced marksman Richard Cresswell also at his disposal and fellow striker Chris Porter closing in on a return from injury, Wilson added: “We’ve seen all along that teams towards the bottom of the table aren’t pushovers. Getting that result with nine men should be good for our confidence but we definitely can’t get complacent.”

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