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DANNY Wilson, the Sheffield United manager, will delay naming his team for tomorrow’s visit to Exeter City until the results of fitness tests involving several key players are known.

Striker Richard Cresswell and defenders Neill Collins and Marcus Williams, was among being assessed at Shirecliffe yesterday.

Wilson, confirming on-loan full-back Matt Hill is also doubtful for a match which could decide whether United secure automatic promotion to the Championship, said last night: “We’ll see exactly who is fit and able within the next 24 hours.”

If United beat Paul Tisdale’s side, they must hope second-placed Sheffield Wednesday drop points at home to Wycombe Wanderers.

That way they can reclaim the runners-up berth they surrendered as they were held by Stevenage at Bramall Lane last weekend.

A draw, given their superior goal difference, would also be enough to propel United back above Wednesday if Dave Jones’ men were to lose.

However, should Wednesday beat opponents who have won only four times on the road all season, then the outcome of tomorrow’s match at St James’ Park would be rendered an irrelevance.

“Our priority is to win,” Wilson said.