DANNY Wilson, the Sheffield United manager, has urged his team’s supporters to create a wall of noise before today’s League One fixture with MK Dons, writes James Shield.
United enter the game searching for their sixth win in seven outings and knowing that victory could see them wrestle top spot from Doncaster Rovers.
Nevertheless, a series of disappointing results on home soil culminated in Wilson’s players being booed-off the pitch following last month’s goalless draw with Leyton Orient.
Speaking ahead of United’s first appearance at Bramall Lane since that stalemate, the former Northern Ireland international said: “There will be times when we need the fans’ help. We are going to have some difficult moments and there will be some teams who make it much harder for us than others.
“They way we play, there will be occasions when we give the ball away and that’s where the fans can really help. I know they get nervous. I would in their position.
“When a player gets nervous he gives the ball away or doesn’t try something.
“If the place, when we walk out, is absolutely banging them that’s going to make the opposition nervous.”
Wilson, who hopes to welcome back Jonathan Forte and Jamie Murphy back from injury, added: “If we achieve anything then we are going to achieve it together. But I’m not back-tracking or criticising when I say this because the support and backing we get from the fans is appreciated and superb.”
United hope Jonathan Forte and Jamie Murphy will both feature against the Dons after recovering from injury.