Bruce Dyer insists that Sheffield United have the perfect manager in the shape of Danny Wilson to lead them back into the Championship.
In the build-up to tonight’s clash with Doncaster Rovers at Bramall Lane, former Blades striker Dyer says that Wilson’s management skills could prove the key ingredient in a successful campaign for United.
Dyer, who plundered 117 goals in a career spanning 15 years, also believes that the Blades firepower in the striking department could also prove pivotal this season.
Wilson has at his disposal up to eight senior forwards as he looks to follow up last season’s exploits, when the Blades notched 90 league goals en route to the play-off final.
Dyer told the Star: “Having good strikers is always helpful, of course. But you need the manager to help bind it together and that’s where Danny comes in.
“I know Danny from when he was managing down at MK Dons and from my dealings with him he’s a really nice guy.
“His man-management skills are top drawer especially at this level, and I think he has the potential to do very well at United this year.
“The expectation at that club will always be high. I was only there six months and I experienced it during that short space of time.”
Dyer also had warm words for tonight’s visitors who also happen to be another of his former employers.
The 37-year old spent just over 18 months at Doncaster before departing in January 2008, and he added: “I really enjoyed my time at Doncaster and John Ryan was a massive part of that. I can’t see any reason why they can’t bounce straight back up.”
When pressed for a prediction on tonight’s outcome, Dyer’s affiliation to both clubs obviously meant he was hard-pushed, however there was good reasoning behind his plump for a stalemate: “I’m good friends with Chris Morgan (United) and I have a lot of respect for John Ryan (Rovers), so I’d be happy with a point for both clubs.
“I think that result would take each team a point nearer to where they want to be.”