Wilson ponders change of approach

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DANNY Wilson, the Sheffield United manager, admitted last night that his team could be forced to change style when they travel to Notts County this evening after hearing counterpart Keith Curle criticise the playing surface at Meadow Lane.

Curle, who took charge of United’s latest opponents last month, admitted before Saturday’s defeat by Sheffield Wednesday that the stadium’s pitch is not conducive to a passing game.

Wilson, who has rid the visitors of their long ball image since taking charge 10 months ago, said: “You can’t fight conditions. So instead you have to embrace them and do what you think is required.

Wilson added: “If Keith says it’s a concern then I presume he’ll be looking to do something about it.

“But, whatever that is, it’s not going to happen by the time we go there so we just have to do what is best and what is required.”

United make the short journey to the Midlands looking to reverse a run of two successive draws following stalemates against Colchester and Tranmere Rovers.

Despite remaining second in the League One table, they are now ahead of third-placed Wednesday on goal difference alone, but Wilson added: “People keep asking me whether it’s easier to chase or be chased. Well, as far as I’m concerned, we’ve always been chasing (leaders) Charlton so, to be frank, I wouldn’t know.”