Wilson plays down Addicks clash

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THE OUTCOME of the League One promotion race will not be decided by Saturday’s top-of-the-table showdown at The Valley, Sheffield United manager Danny Wilson says.

Wilson, who yesterday held talks with John Fleck aimed at delivering the Glasgow Rangers midfielder to Bramall Lane, would see his second-placed side move to within a point of leaders Charlton Athletic if they beat Chris Powell’s team in the capital.

But, irrespective of the final result, Wilson maintains neither United or Charlton will be able to breathe easy, saying: “It’s not one game that’s going to decide where we all finish at the end of the season.

“The next 20 might. But one match on its own isn’t going to do that.”

United, who could discover today whether Fleck will join them on loan for the rest of the campaign or opt for Blackpool instead, are set to enjoy a big following at Charlton.

Last night, only 600 tickets remained for the contest between two of the division’s in-form teams.

Wilson hopes Fleck, who saw a proposed move to United collapse earlier this term, will be at his disposal for the visit to London.

United held talks with the player and his representative yesterday but Blackpool are also confident of securing Fleck’s signature.

The 20-year-old has been told he can leave Ibrox in search of regular first-team football.