SHEFFIELD UNITED: ‘We’ll fight to the end’ says Danny Wilson

Tough cookie:  Sheffield United's Neill Collins is expected to shake off a knock and face Exeter City on the final day of the regular season
Tough cookie: Sheffield United's Neill Collins is expected to shake off a knock and face Exeter City on the final day of the regular season
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DANNY Wilson has warned Sheffield United’s promotion rivals that his team will not give up their Championship dream without a fight despite seeing their hopes of securing automatic promotion dealt a huge blow.

United enter their final match of the regular season at Exeter City this weekend third in the League One table and knowing Wycombe Wanderers must record a shock result against Sheffield Wednesday if they are to stand any chance of reclaiming the runners-up berth.

But, despite relinquishing their grip on second place following Saturday’s 2-2 draw with Stevenage, a scoreline which saw Dave Jones’ side climb above them in the rankings, Wilson vowed United will not wave the white flag of surrender, saying: “Nothing is decided yet. We’re not giving up on anything.

“If we can get back in to second then great. If not and we have to go through the play-offs, then so be it. We wouldn’t go into them feeling sorry for ourselves. That’s not what these lads are about.”

With only a point separating United and their rivals from Hillsborough, Wilson added: “I’ve got no worries about the character of my team whatsoever. Even if it’s the play-offs, we’ve still got a great chance.”

Wilson has shrugged off concerns that Neill Collins could be doubtful for the visit to Devon.Collins appeared in some distress after falling awkwardly towards the end of United’s clash with Stevenage.

But Wilson insisted the centre-half is expected to anchor United’s defence against Paul Tisdale’s side.