Collins credits Danny for Lane revival

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CENTRE-half Neill Collins has paid tribute to boss Danny Wilson for reviving Sheffield United’s fortunes.

The Blades are in fifth position in League One following three straight victories over Carlisle United, Chesterfield and Rochdale.

Wilson’s men are just four points behind Sheffield Wednesday, who occupy the second automatic promotion spot. Wednesday face Huddersfield, who are directly above United in the table, on Saturday so Wilson’s side will be aiming to close the gap on their rivals by picking up three points at Bournemouth.

Collins is relishing working under Wilson at Bramall Lane, saying: “The manager laid down his principles from the start on what he wanted from us. He’s enjoyable to work for.

“We’ve got good playing staff and the manager has to take a lot of credit for getting confidence back into team.”

Rejuvenated United will head to the south coast having not conceded a league goal since November 5. Wilson had called on his troops to tighten up defensively after failing to deal with Stevenage’s aerial bombardment and they have certainly managed to do that, giving away very few clear cut openings to either Chesterfield or Rochdale.

Lady Luck has shone on United as Wilson has barely had to alter the back four due to injuries or suspensions this term. Collins has said it is “important” they continue to select a settled side and stay “organised” to stay in the promotion hunt.