I was proud how Sheffield United came back from the defeat against Huddersfield Town.
It’s always quite a nervy time when a team loses like that, has it’s bubble burst, they either bounce back more defiant and stronger or just completely cave in and then the slump begins.
Thankfully, the Blades didn’t do the latter.
However one thing that was made even more apparent from the two most recent results, is the massive gap in the quality of teams in League One.
We must not get complacent when we do come up against the Huddersfield Towns of this division or forget that we are in a League One dogfight - we still need to keep stepping up our game if we are to get back to the Championship.
Our victory over Colchester United could have ended with a bigger goal rout than just three, yet we couldn’t get even one past Town.
Keeping one eye on the upcoming fixture list is important in our long-term preparation for promotion.
We may have struggling Wycombe Wanderers this Saturday whom we’ve only played once in our history beating them in the League Cup 4-1.
Coming up though starting in October we meet Charlton Athletic, Preston North End and MK Dons...all within spitting distance of us in the table.
Of course not forgetting the small matter of the Steel City derby, as we host Sheffield Wednesday at Bramall Lane.
If the Blades can be in a similar position or at least in the top four by the end of October then we can start reminding our opposition that we have no intention of hanging around for long in the third tier.
As for Danny Wilson, I have nothing but praise for him. Just by listening to players post-match interviews you can tell the boss has been working collectively and on an individual basis with his men.
Spirit within a team, interpersonal relationships and respect for the manager go a long way to reflecting points on the board.
The manager’s ability to respond rapidly to situations can make all the difference between the team achieving success or failure.
I think a lot of the way Sheffield United responded as a whole to our disappointing defeat is down to Wilson - irrespective of his background that some Blades still have a problem with.
United have had a great start to the campaign. We’ve managed much to hold on to some of our players that we thought would go, we have drafted in our more than competent and exciting youth and to carry on with the positive on a behind the scenes basis we now have Julian Winter, the new chief executive, who is going to be a very valuable asset to United.