NEILL Collins last night rubbished suggestions that Sheffield United should sacrifice success in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and focus on clawing themselves out of League One instead.
Insisting that Danny Wilson’s side are “the biggest name” in the draw, the former Sunderland, Wolves and Leeds defender claimed the South Yorkshire club has a duty to treat the tournament with respect as they prepare to make their debut in the much-maligned competition at Burton Albion this evening.
Collins, speaking after Saturday’s win over Yeovil Town, said: “We want to win every single game we play and we don’t care what is at stake because every single match, be it a friendly or whatever, is important.
“This is Sheffield United Football Club we are talking about here.
“We’re the biggest name in the JP Trophy and everyone is going to want to beat us.
“We have to try and make sure they don’t succeed.”
Collins added: “So many players end their careers without a medal and I can’t think of a bad one to win. Can you?
“The final is at Wembley and if we got there then I’m sure we’d take 40,000 fans down with us.
“Sheffield United should be playing on stages like that.
“It would be a great day out for both the supporters and us, a really memorable one.”