Sheffield United: Duo pay tribute to Blades fans

Sheffield United scrap for possession against MK Dons
Sheffield United scrap for possession against MK Dons
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SHEFFIELD United manager Danny Wilson and defender Tony McMahon paid tribute to their team’s supporters following Saturday’s goalless draw with MK Dons.

United remained second in the League One table - three points behind Doncaster Rovers - despite being held on home soil for the eighth time this season.

Wilson, who used his programme notes to call for “encouragement from the terraces,” told The Star: “I thought they were brilliant. You can usually gauge a performance from the reaction of the crowd and I thought they way ours got behind the lads was excellent.

“We didn’t get the win we wanted but I thought we played well and were positive. We kept working hard and the fans showed their appreciation for that.”

Echoing those sentiments, McMahon, who could have broken the deadlock towards the end of the first-half, added: “The fans were right behind us from the start and that gave us a massive lift. It really does make a difference and it’s also really appreciated.

“We’re going to have to be patient because teams come here and get right behind the ball but we created more chances although unfortunately things didn’t fall our way.

United head to Crewe Alexandra tomorrow looking to extend their unbeaten sequence to eight matches and searching for a seventh successive clean sheet.

Meanwhile, Wilson confirmed Diego De Girolamo will undergo a scan to discover the exact nature and extent of his knee problem later this week.

De Girolamo suffered the injury on international duty with Italy under-18’s five days ago.

“We haven’t got any news yet,” Wilson said. “We don’t know anymore at the moment but hopefully we will soon.”