United boss is braced for battle

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SHEFFIELD United manager Danny Wilson has told his squad ‘You ain’t done nothing yet’ despite their climb to second in the League One table.

United jumped into the automatic promotion positions when they beat fellow Championship contenders Huddersfield Town at the Galpharm Stadium on Tuesday.

That result saw them move two points ahead of third-placed Sheffield Wednesday despite having played two games less than Gary Megson’s side but Wilson warned: “We’ve not done anything yet. How can we go shouting our mouths off because of that?

“We can be very proud of what we are doing but there are still lots of very big tests ahead. Believe you and me, this division is no cake-walk.”

Wilson, who yesterday confirmed midfielder David McAllister has extended his loan at Shrewsbury Town, predicted United will face one such test when they entertain Preston North End tomorrow.

“If there’s one word I’d use to describe Preston it would be under-estimated,” he said. “They might be mid-table but they’re not so far off (the top six) that they won’t believe they can’t qualify for the play-offs.

“There’s always one team that goes on a late run and they could be dark horses in that respect. Like ourselves, Preston were in the Championship last season so we know they’ve got quality.”

United triumphed 4-2 at Deepdale earlier this term and Wilson, who welcomes striker James Beattie back from suspension, said: “We put in an excellent performance that day and we’ll be striving to reach those heights again.

“But nobody here is taking anything for granted because we know we don’t have a divine right to be anywhere or do anything.

“That’s why, even if it sounds boring, we’ll just focus on the next game.”