Blades will ‘blaze’ away

Goals galore: Striker Ched Evans has scored 19 times this season for United.                     Picture: Steve ellis
Goals galore: Striker Ched Evans has scored 19 times this season for United. Picture: Steve ellis
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SHEFFIELD United manager Danny Wilson has vowed to fight fire with fire when his side lock horns with Huddersfield Town tonight.

This evening’s eagerly anticipated Yorkshire derby at the Galpharm Stadium brings together two teams noted for their expansive style and prowess in front of goal.

Predicting third-placed United “Will have to score” to take something from the League One contest, Wilson said: “Huddersfield are very potent going forward. We are very potent going forward too.

“We don’t like to sit back. I don’t think it suits us and we’ve got better players than that.

“We’re not ones for trying to grind-out results. We prefer to play to our strengths and do what we’re good at.

“We’ve got lots of respect for Huddersfield. But we’ve got nothing to fear.”

Town, a point behind United in fourth, are expected to ask Jordan Rhodes to spearhead their attack. The Scotland striker has netted 29 times this term. Ched Evans, United’s Wales international, enters the game searching for his 20th of the campaign.

“They’re both very different players,” Wilson said. “Ched is very strong and powerful although he’s got a good touch too.

“Jordan is a little bit silkier if you like and ghosts more into positions.

“But, there’s no doubt about it, both of them can certainly score.”

Wilson added: “We’ll have to keep an eye on him that’s for sure but Huddersfield are about more than Jordan.

“Equally, do they (Town) make special provision for Ched?”

United were beaten 1-0 by leaders Charlton Athletic last month despite dominating long periods of the match.

Wilson said: “You can’t keep on playing like we did down there at The Valley, which is a really tough ground, and not come away with something in the long-run.

“You can’t keep playing at the same intensity and with the same flow and not get a result sooner or later so that’s what we’ll do again.”