SHEFFIELD United manager Danny Wilson described Chris Porter as the unsung hero of last night’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy victory at Notts County.
Shaun Miller, a summer signing from Crewe, scored twice as the visitors booked their place December’s Northern Area quarter-finals. Wilson, who has used Miller sparingly, acknowledged the 24-year-old is now in contention for a prominent role when United return to League action.
But he insisted Porter deserved a share of the plaudits too, saying: “Chris showed what he can bring to the table. He doesn’t always get the credit he deserves. Ports took a real buffeting and put himself on the line.
“They have got the makings of a good partnership.”
Wilson, who saw defender Harry Maguire claim a brace as United triumphed 4-1, added: “Shaun has just given everyone a glimpse of the talent he’s got. There were arguably components of his game we weren’t completely happy with when he first came but that’s natural because it’s a big step up. He’s ticked all of the boxes out there.”
Meanwhile, Wilson quashed fears about Lecsinel Jean-Francois’ fitness after the Haiti international made his long-awaited comeback from injury against County.
Jean-Francois walked gingerly down the tunnel after completing a 12 minute cameo but Wilson said: “He’s fine. It’s nothing to do with his (old) knee (injury).”