SHEFFIELD United were last night warned that slow starts could cost them dear in League One this season.
Manager Danny Wilson made the admission ahead of this afternoon’s visit to Tranmere Rovers where the South Yorkshire club will look to preserve their 100 per cent record for the new campaign.
United, who have won all four of their outings under Wilson’s tutelage, came from two goals down to beat Walsall on Tuesday.
Despite saluting his players ‘brilliant’ attitude, he said: “We have to make sure the situation doesn’t develop where we are chasing games.
“It was a terrific scenario for everybody the other night. Will it happen all the time though? No it won’t. We can’t get caught up in situations where we have to keep fighting back from two-nil down.”
Wilson added: “In saying that, you’ve got to take your hat off to the boys.
“They came back against the odds when I think a lot of people had given up on them.
“It was fantastic that we turned it around and we showed what’s in our locker.”
Les Parry, Wilson’s counterpart at Prenton Park, has described United as one of the division’s toughest propositions and the former Northern Ireland international Wilson repaid the compliment: “This is our biggest test so far.
“We are there to be shot at because we have won three games – four if you include the (Carling) cup - so that puts a bit of extra pressure on us but it’s a nice pressure to have.
“It’s all about patience, resilience and making sure we are on top of our defensive form.
“Tranmere are difficult to break down, don’t give many goals away and individually have some good players.
“They know the division and there have been some big upsets at that ground.”
Parry added: “We have to be on the ball because, if not, that place can be a graveyard for big clubs.”