Wilson relishes test against best

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SHEFFIELD United manager Danny Wilson has dismissed the idea that Saturday’s match with League One leaders Charlton Athletic could not have come at a worse time after watching his team be beaten by Wycombe Wanderers.

Instead, speaking after last weekend’s shock defeat at Adams Park, Wilson described the Londoners’ visit as a contest to “relish” as second-placed United look to reaffirm their credentials.

“It should be a great game and a great occasion,” he said. “It’s a good chance to bounce back after being beaten.

“That’s definitely the way that I view it.

“The atmosphere inside our ground should be amazing and there should be a big crowd there too.

“Why wouldn’t we be looking forward to that?

“Personally, I think those are things to look forward too.”

Wilson added: “Nobody here likes losing. Nobody.

“So, when it does happen, everyone wants to get straight back out there and respond in the right manner.”

Wilson refused to publicly criticise his team after Stuart Beavon netted the only goal of fixture which saw United spurn countless opportunities to score.

Privately, though, he will acknowledge that a repeat performance could prove even more costly against Chris Powell’s side.

“We know we should have taken some of our chances,” said Wilson. “That goes without saying.

“But, apart from that, there was very little wrong with the rest of the performance.

“I’m not going to rant and rave at the lads because they know what happened and where we went wrong.

“What we will be doing, as always, is working hard and trying to improve wherever we can rather than have huge highs and lows.”