DANNY Wilson, the Sheffield United manager, has challenged his team to rediscover their ruthlessness.
Speaking ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup clash with Port Vale, which sees Micky Adams return to Bramall Lane for the first time since parting company with the South Yorkshire club in May last year, Wilson also revealed he hopes its players are still smarting from the pain of defeat at Brentford four days ago.
“I hope they are and that’s what I want to see,” Wilson, asked about his squad’s sullen mood when they filed out of Griffin Park, told The Star.
“They should be down because we don’t like losing. It’s not something we’re used to here and I don’t want us to get used to it either.”
Chris Porter, who started the 2-0 reverse in West London, claimed afterwards there were “no positives” United could take from a match which saw them beaten for only the second time in League One this season.
“We were two goals up against Crewe the game before and didn’t win and we haven’t taken anything here either so that’s something we’ve got to look at,” he said.
Wilson, who replaced Adams at the helm when his predecessor failed to preserve United’s Championship status, said: “We know that Port Vale, for lots of different reasons, are going to be extremely fired up against us.
“Micky will make sure of it and so we’ve got to be make sure we’re ready and match that.”