JAMES SHIELD: No hiding places says Grayson

Huddersfield Town manager Simon Grayson celebrates on the pitch after the npower Football League One Play Off Semi Final Second Leg match at the Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday May 15, 2012. See PA Story SOCCER Huddersfield. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. Maximum 45 images during a match. No video emulation or promotion as 'live'. No use in games, competitions, merchandise, betting or single club/player services. No use with unofficial audio, video, data, fixtures or club/league logos.
Huddersfield Town manager Simon Grayson celebrates on the pitch after the npower Football League One Play Off Semi Final Second Leg match at the Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday May 15, 2012. See PA Story SOCCER Huddersfield. Photo credit should read: Martin Rickett/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. Maximum 45 images during a match. No video emulation or promotion as 'live'. No use in games, competitions, merchandise, betting or single club/player services. No use with unofficial audio, video, data, fixtures or club/league logos.
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SIMON Grayson, the Huddersfield Town manager, has admitted he will be unable to take Sheffield United by surprise during this weekend’s League One play-off final.

But Grayson, speaking ahead of Saturday’s match at Wembley, warned his opposite number Danny Wilson that United’s Yorkshire rivals also know exactly how Bramall Lane’s first team squad are planning to approach the monumental clash.

“We know each other inside out,” Grayson admitted. “We’re two Yorkshire clubs who have already met twice this season and we already know what our respective strengths and weaknesses are.

“I don’t think there’s much that we can hide. If anything to be honest.”

Grayson, who took charge at The Galpharm Stadium when his predecessor Lee Clark was sacked following United’s victory there in February, added: “I didn’t go and watch their semi-final (against Stevenage).

“I watched it on the television.

“Don’t get me wrong. We had people there.

“But I didn’t actually go in person.”

While Grayson, who hopes goalkeeper Ian Bennett will be fit to face his former club after injuring a hand during Town’s semi-final second-leg with MK Dons, has refused to radically change the system he inherited three months ago, Wilson has been forced to make dramatic adjustments since losing Ched Evans, James Beattie and Will Hoskins in recent weeks.

Although the experimental line-up, which saw Stephen Quinn ghost behind Chris Porter, paid dividends when the former Derby County centre-forward fired United towards the capital, Richard Cresswell’s anticipated return from an eye problem could prompt another reshuffle.

Grayson, whose side finished the regular season one place behind United in fourth, said: “It’s should be a great occasion but, let’s be honest, if you don’t win then it doesn’t matter where you come in the league. It becomes an irrelevance.

“These are great games to win and, it goes without saying, terrible to lose.

“We’re going there to win and Sheffield United won’t be any different.” SIMON Grayson, the Huddersfield Town manager, has admitted he will be unable to take Sheffield United by surprise during this weekend’s League One play-off final.

But Grayson, speaking ahead of Saturday’s match at Wembley, warned his opposite number Danny Wilson that United’s Yorkshire rivals also know exactly how Bramall Lane’s first team squad are planning to approach the monumental clash.

“We know each other inside out,” Grayson admitted. “We’re two Yorkshire clubs who have already met twice this season and we already know what our respective strengths and weaknesses are.

“I don’t think there’s much that we can hide. If anything to be honest.”

Grayson, who took charge at The Galpharm Stadium when his predecessor Lee Clark was sacked following United’s victory there in February, added: “I didn’t go and watch their semi-final (against Stevenage).

“I watched it on the television.

“Don’t get me wrong. We had people there.

“But I didn’t actually go in person.”

While Grayson, who hopes goalkeeper Ian Bennett will be fit to face his former club after injuring a hand during Town’s semi-final second-leg with MK Dons, has refused to radically change the system he inherited three months ago, Wilson has been forced to make dramatic adjustments since losing Ched Evans, James Beattie and Will Hoskins in recent weeks.

Although the experimental line-up, which saw Stephen Quinn ghost behind Chris Porter, paid dividends when the former Derby County centre-forward fired United towards the capital, Richard Cresswell’s anticipated return from an eye problem could prompt another reshuffle.

Grayson, whose side finished the regular season one place behind United in fourth, said: “It’s should be a great occasion but, let’s be honest, if you don’t win then it doesn’t matter where you come in the league. It becomes an irrelevance.

“These are great games to win and, it goes without saying, terrible to lose.

“We’re going there to win and Sheffield United won’t be any different.”