DANNY Wilson has challenged Sheffield United to remain masters of their own destiny as League One’s race for promotion enters its final stage, writes James Shield.
Wilson, speaking ahead of tomorrow’s meeting with second placed Brentford, insisted “calmness” and “clarity of thought” will help decide which of the seven teams vying for a top two finish ultimately prevail.
United are fourth following last weekend’s defeat at Stevenage and Wilson said: “The key at this stage is to keep a bit of calmness about you. And also keep that bit of belief.
“You can’t keep fluctuating in your emotions because a result goes one way or the other.
“We are still challenging, which after all the transition we have had is great. I think you have to tip your hat to the players for that.
“We have a great chance of getting back into the Championship and that is the belief we have to have. We have stayed steady and not got too carried away or down over results.”
The United manager, whose side enjoy a game in hand on the three teams above them in the table, hinted strikers Jonathan Forte and Dominic Poleon could feature against the visitors from Griffin Park but added: “There is no reason to throw caution to the wind at the moment because we are still in control of our destiny. We have to make sure that remains the case.”
Brentford, whose chairman Greg Dyke is poised to be handed the same role at the Football Association, are without goalkeeper Richard Lee for the rest of the season due to injury.
Wilson hopes winger Jamie Murphy will recover from a hamstring complaint, saying: “Hopefully it’s not as serious as first feared but he might also have a problem with his back.”