Sheffield United: Danny backs Blades to bounce back

Danny Wilson: Confident of a response
Danny Wilson: Confident of a response

HE can not guarantee a result, writes James Shield. But Danny Wilson is adamant Sheffield United will produce a positive response to their defeat by Stevenage at Tranmere Rovers today.

Wilson admitted earlier this week that his players had been “lower than I’d ever seen them” following an unexpected horror show in Hertfordshire.

But, speaking ahead of the visit to Prenton Park, the United manager said: “They’ve looked really bright and sharp in training. We’ve just had a session where they were really tearing into each other, in terms of the way they were approaching it, and that was great to see.”

United, sixth in the League One table following the postponement of last weekend’s game against Brentford, make the journey to fifth placed Rovers having been beaten only once in eight outings.

Kevin McDonald used Thursday’s pre-match media briefing to insist the vast reserves of experience within Wilson’s squad could prove crucial during the final nine games of what has been a ferociously contested campaign.

Wilson echoed those sentiments but said: “We can talk all we want about experience but performances will count. We can talk about it all we want if it doesn’t come to fruition.

“I’ve rarely seen the lads as down as they were after Stevenage. That’s the first time in ages I’ve seen them pretty down but I don’t have a problem with that because it shows they care and they’ve always responded.”

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