VIDEO: Why we axed Wilson - SUFC FULL PRESS CONFERENCE

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SHEFFIELD United owner Kevin McCabe, club chairman David Green and new manager Chris Morgan faced the press after Danny Wilson’s departure - watch the full press conference here, writes digital editor Graham Walker

VIDEO: Press the play button to watch the full 20-minute press conference.

Press Conference: Kevin McCabe and Chris Morgan face the media at Bramall Lane.

Press Conference: Kevin McCabe and Chris Morgan face the media at Bramall Lane.

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The Blades parted company with manager Danny Wilson because the club are not prepared “to fail in their drive for promotion”, said McCabe.

United’s indifferent recent home form, which has seen them go over six hours without scoring, was a major factor in Wilson’s departure, he added.

“Once again, I want to thank Danny and Frank (Barlow, former assistant) for all their endeavours and hard work over the past two season,” McCabe said.

“This was a very difficult decision to make as Danny is a friend and I’ve always admired his managerial capabilities.

“But we are in fortunate position that we don’t have to make a permanent decision.

In Chris Morgan we have an individual who is close to the club and knows what makes it tick. He’s a former player, captain and coach who has been at the heart of United since 2003.

“We are confident we will not fail, we are not planning to fail in our drive for promotion.”

Football chairman Green added: “We have taken a reasoned decision to change the management on the back of some poor results, especially at Bramall Lane, which have put our promotion hopes in a certain amount of jeopardy.

“At this late stage in the season the Board felt that management change was in the best interests for everyone. We now have a mini-season within a season to ensure we get success and do not fail in our objective of promotion.

“Regretfully, in respect of Danny, with our desires it was felt we needed to make a change so that we make the most of our three remaining home games and two away fixtures.”

Morgan, who cut his managerial teeth with United’s U21 side, said: “We have the players, we have the fans.

“I will do everything in my power to get us to the Championship. We will be giving it our all.”

Morgan will be assisted by former team-mate David Unsworth until the end of the season.