SHEFFIELD United manager Danny Wilson has dismissed suggestions that his players will be intent on revenge when they host Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday.
United, returning to action for the first time since last month’s FA Cup defeat by Birmingham City, suffered a shock reverse at the hands of Gary Waddock’s side at Adams Park in September.
But, as they look to close the gap between themselves and Sheffield Wednesday in second, Wilson warned fourth-placed United: “It’s not about getting our own back, it’s about being professional and simply trying to win the game. If you take any other feelings into a match then they can be a distraction.
“The most important thing is trying to stay focused and concentrating on doing what we can do rather than worrying about other things that have no bearing.”
Stuart Beavon’s expert finish condemned United to only their second defeat of the League One campaign when Wilson’s men travelled to Buckinghamshire nearly five months ago.
Despite dominating in terms of territory and possession, the visitors were unable to force themselves back into the contest.
“If anything, that game goes to show what can happen if you lose focus,” Wilson added.
“I’m not saying that what we did down there because we threw everything at Wycombe bar the kitchen sink.
“We actually played well and probably didn’t get what we deserved.
“But the result did prove that, in this division, you can’t take any result for granted.”
Wanderers travel north 20th in the rankings; a place and a point above the relegation zone. A debut goal from on-loan Watford forward Matty Whichelow helped them beat Tranmere Rovers 2-1 on Saturday.