DANNY Wilson has vowed not to change Sheffield United’s attacking style during Saturday’s top-of-the-table showdown with Charlton Athletic.
Instead Wilson, the South Yorkshire club’s manager, insists his players will be urged to pass their way to success against the League One leaders rather than ‘park the bus’ in pursuit of a point.
United consolidated their grip on second place courtesy of a 3-0 victory at Bury last weekend, with the visitors winning praise for both the quality and consistency of their performance.
Wilson said: “We’ve come this far playing in the manner we have so why would we change everything around for just one game?
“We’ve got the utmost respect for Charlton because they’re a very good side. But I like to think that we are one too and so we’ll be concentrating more on what we can do rather than spending time worrying about our opponents.
“We might have to change things about a bit during the game itself. Who knows?
“But we’re not going into the game looking to make wholesale changes to our approach. Why would we?”
Despite United’s admission they must re-structure their finances in order to comply with forthcoming financial regulations, Wilson is pressing ahead with negotiations aimed at bringing Glasgow Rangers midfielder John Fleck to Bramall Lane.
The Star understands that Blackpool and United, who are also monitoring his Ibrox teammate, Kyle Hutton, have now been joined in the race for his signature by several other clubs on both sides of the border.
Although Rangers have confirmed Fleck will be allowed to depart on loan when their injury problems ease, the player himself seems likely to decide his eventual destination.
United and Blackpool are still believed to head the queue for the 20-year-old’s signature. Fleck and Hutton were both on the verge of moving to United earlier this term before red tape scuppered the deal.
United will move to within a point of Charlton if they win in the capital. Wilson said: “We’re looking forward to the game.”