Give Sheffield United lads all your support, urges Danny Wilson

Sheffield United football Club manager Danny Wilson at the home of the Blades
Sheffield United football Club manager Danny Wilson at the home of the Blades
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SHEFFIELD United manager Danny Wilson plans to shun the limelight when he takes charge of his first competitive match at Bramall Lane today.

Wilson, whose appointment three months ago provoked angry scenes among sections of the club’s support, has silenced some of his critics by making a perfect start to the new campaign.

But, speaking ahead of this afternoon’s visit of Brentford, the former Sheffield Wednesday chief insisted he will refuse to court publicity irrespective of the result against Uwe Rosler’s side.

“It’s not about me,” Wilson said. “It’s about Sheffield United. That’s what my focus is on.

“Doing well for this football club and hopefully we can do that.

“But nothing should distract from the team.

“Nothing at all because that is the most important thing.”

Wilson, whose backroom staff is steeped in United history, enters the game looking to complete a hat-trick of victories following the opening day success at Oldham Athletic and the midweek Carling Cup triumph over League One rivals Hartlepool.

Talks with prospective signing Kevin McDonald were continuing last night as United look to recruit the midfielder on a permanent contract.

“I’m really looking forward to the game,” added Wilson. “And I’ve got to say that, although things weren’t the easiest to begin with, the fans have been brilliant.

“I know a win always helps and that’s what we’ll be looking to do.”

Rosler has urged Brentford to bounce back from their defeat at Hereford in Tuesday.

“The players who came in did well,” he said.

“We dominated the game and did everything but score.

“They showed good motivation and they took their chance.”

Defender Leon Legge should return to the Brentford squad after recovering from a calf problem.