DANNY Wilson, the Sheffield United manager, has denied taking a risk by asking Kevin McDonald to start Tuesday’s match at Notts County despite his concerns about the state of Meadow Lane’s pitch.
Wilson expressed doubts about the stadium’s playing surface before the key League One encounter but fears the visitors would be forced to dilute their passing principles vanished as they record a 5-2 win.
McDonald, making his first appearance in over four weeks after recovering from a hamstring injury, completed three quarters of the match before being withdrawn as coaching staff looked to keep their midfield options intact ahead of next week’s game against Chesterfield.
Asked whether he had been tempted to delay McDonald’s return due to the poor conditions, Wilson told The Star: “It never even entered my mind because Macca is fit.
“If he wasn’t then he wouldn’t have been involved at all and, in any case, he’s experienced enough to know how to handle situations like that.”
Meanwhile, United have designated their final home game of the season as a ‘Red and White Day.’
Ticket prices for April 28th’s meeting with Stevenage, which now kicks-off at 5.20pm after being selected for live broadcast, have also been cut to £10 adults, £5 concessions and £1 for under-16’s.