DANNY Wilson, the Sheffield United manager, has reaffirmed his commitment to attacking football next season.
Despite conceding the players at their disposal will ultimately dictate the style of play at Bramall Lane, Wilson is adamant his United team must try and blaze a trail rather than bore their way towards promotion.
“Our supporters want to see us win games,” Wilson said. “But they also deserve to be entertained.
“People work hard in the week for their money and so they want to enjoy themselves when they come to see their football.
“I think they appreciate it when they see the lads having a real go.
“The fans have certainly seemed to buy into what we’ve tried to do and the way we’ve tried to go about our business.
“So, to the best of our abilities, we’ll always try and do exactly the same thing.”
United netted 92 goals in regular League One competition en route to last term’s play-off final at Wembley only to be beaten on penalties by Huddersfield Town.
Indeed, Premier League winners Manchester City were the only team in all four English divisions to score more than Wilson’s men on home soil.
However, United, whose preparations for the new campaign begin in earnest when they face Ilkeston Town at the New Manor Ground in 15 days’ time, are still waiting to discover whether key members of the squad which came within a whisker of returning to the Championship will remain in South Yorkshire.
Lee Williamson and Kevin McDonald have both yet to agree fresh deals, although negotiations with another free agent - striker Chris Porter - are understood to have reached an advanced stage.
Wilson, speaking earlier this year, continued: “I love football and I watch a lot of football so, when I go to a match, I want to enjoy myself.
“Why should it be any different for supporters? It shouldn’t. I think most appreciate there are times and circumstances when it becomes awkward and you have to do things a bit differently.
“But, most of the time, I think it’s important to try and give folk something to shout about.”