THE sparkling, scintillating, free-flowing football Sheffield United produced at Meadow Lane left manager Danny Wilson purring at the final whistle.
With instrumental playmaker Kevin McDonald orchestrating the midfield operation again having recovered from a hamstring problem which had sidelined him for six outings, the Blades turned on the style, thrashing Notts County 5-2 in midweek.
It edged Wilson’s side two points clear of the chasing pack in the fight for the second automatic promotion place following Sheffield Wednesday’s 2-2 draw with Walsall at Hillsborough.
United led 4-0 at the interval thanks to goals from Stephen Quinn, Ched Evans, Matthew Lowton and Neill Collins, with Wilson describing the opening 25 minutes in Nottingham as “absolutely outstanding”.
But despite their impressive showing, the Blades chief is guarding against complacency and ordered his players to keep their focus.
“We’ve got a very tough game coming up on Wednesday against Chesterfield,” he said. “That will be another big test. They play good football, have had some good results of late and could be on a real high [from the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final].
“It will be a massive game against a team who will be scrapping for their lives.
“But we will do what we always do and focus on ourselves. That’s not disrespectful. It’s just that I’ve got confidence in my players and I know what they are capable of.
“We’ve just seen that (Notts County). County are a good side but I honestly think we deserved to be 4-0 up at half-time. They made it really difficult for us after that and made a few changes. I think we were always in control. But we played ever so well.
“There were some great finishes, we passed well without over cooking it and showed great determination.”
Wilson is contemplating bringing in reinforcements before the emergency loan window closes at 5pm today.