SHEFFIELD UNITED: No Wilson worry over Owls rivals

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DANNY Wilson, the Sheffield United manager, has rubbished claims that Wycombe Wanderers could make a mockery of the battle for automatic promotion from League One by fielding a weakened team against Sheffield Wednesday.

United play the final match of their season at Exeter City tomorrow knowing they must better second-placed Wednesday’s result against Gary Waddock’s side to avoid finishing in a play-off berth.

Wanderers, like City, saw their relegation to League Two confirmed last weekend but Wilson said: “I have no questions about integrity. I know nothing could be further from the truth.

“Gary will pick a team to try and win his game and Paul (Tisdale) will be exactly the same against us.

“They know their players better than I do. But what I do know is the ones they do select will be the ones they feel are best placed to perform.”

Neil Warnock, one of Wilson’s predecessors at Bramall Lane, once became embroiled in a war of words with Rafael Benitez after accusing his Liverpool counterpart of being partly responsible for United’s relegation from the Premier League in 2007.

Benitez, whose side had qualified for the Champions League Final, rested several key players en route to a defeat at Fulham which ultimately secured the Londoners’ survival.

Wilson, whose side slipped to third last weekend, said: “We are going to try and win before worrying about anything as Exeter can be strong at home.”