Wilson warns misfiring strikers

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DANNY Wilson last night admitted Sheffield United ‘can’t go on’ squandering chances.

Speaking ahead of this evening’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy tie at Rotherham, the United manager appeared to get tough with his misfiring team by threatening to ‘bring in someone else’ unless they develop a ruthless streak in front of goal.

But Wilson, who blamed Saturday’s League One defeat by Charlton Athletic on another profligate display, backed under-fire strikers Ched Evans, Richard Cresswell and Chris Porter to rediscover their form. “After any loss you go away and you analyse everything; preparation, tactics and individual performances,” he said.

“Ultimately, against Charlton, we just didn’t take our chances.

“We’ll work hard and we’ll persevere but if people don’t start doing it then we’ll go away and look to try to bring in someone who can, although it’s not always that easy.”

Wilson added: “That’s something which has been levelled at this club before in the past and it’s not a habit we want to get in to.

“The lads we’ve got here will score plenty more though because they’ve already shown they know where the goal is.

“Equally we’ve got some young lads here in the squad who will want to press their own claims.”