DANNY Wilson, the Sheffield United manager, has ordered his team to go for the jugular at Bury this evening, writes James Shield.
United travel to Gigg Lane fifth in the League One table and hoping to close the gap between themselves and the automatic promotion places to two points following last weekend’s victory over Shrewsbury Town.
Despite acknowledging that Kevin Blackwell’s presence in the opposition dug-out means Bury will be “very difficult to beat,” Wilson said: “I don’t want us to get involved in all of that for the rest of the season.
“I don’t want them to get into the mind set of grinding out one nil wins. I want them to go out and just enjoy themselves because they’ve got enough on their lockers to do that.”
Wilson, who revealed trialists Conor Clifford and Craig Lynch left United ahead of yesterday’s Professional Development League draw with Nottingham Forest, confirmed his interest in signing Leeds’ Dominic Poleon following the win at Greenhous Meadow. Talks with Elland Road officials are on-going but the youngster’s future could depend on whether the Championship club are able to bolster their own attacking options.
The Star understands that United have received several enquiries about players on the periphery of Wilson’s squad since the emergency loan window opened four days ago.
Speaking ahead of the meeting with Bury, who appointed former United chief Blackwell in September, Wilson added: “I think the fact that we always have to deal with pressure could be a definite advantage for us between now and the end of the season. Some teams who’ve never had the same weight of expectation are now going to be under pressure if they’re up there in the mix.”