DANNY Wilson is refusing to reveal his target for this month’s League One fixtures for fear of increasing the pressure on the South Yorkshire club’s players.
Speaking ahead of today’s visit to Scunthorpe, the former Northern Ireland international admitted United’s squad had surpassed their objectives after making an unbeaten start to the competition this season. But Wilson said: “I have my own idea of what I want but it’s not something I share with anybody.
“I don’t tell the players because it can create a false impression.
“If we get ahead of ourselves at one stage then there’s a danger that, inadvertently, people might switch off a bit. If we lose one then there’s a danger people might get down and feel as if they’re under-achieving.
“So, as far as I’m concerned, it’s much easier to keep it too myself.”
Despite their progress under Wilson’s stewardship, United’s promotion credentials are expected to endure a thorough examination over the coming weeks with games against Huddersfield Town, Colchester and Alan Knill’s side all featuring on the agenda.
October, which sees them lock horns with Charlton Athletic, Preston North End, Sheffield Wednesday and MK Dons appears set to exert even greater influence over their season.
United travel to Glanford Park second in the table and Wilson added: “We’re pleased with the start.
“I always break seasons up in to six-match blocks and we’ve done well.
“But the start we’ve made only means things are going to get even tougher from now on.
“Other teams are now going to be absolutely desperate to beat us.”