DANNY Wilson, the Sheffield United manager, has warned Everton his team are intent on heaping even further misery on the Merseyside club.
Speaking ahead of tonight’s Carling Cup tie at Goodison Park, Wilson rubbished suggestions he is prepared to sacrifice a place in the third-round draw to concentrate on League One instead.
“We are going there to get a result,” he said. “We aren’t going there just to have people say ‘didn’t you do well but never mind about the score’.
“We want them to be talking about a good performance and about us going through.
“Yes, we know it’s going to be tough because Everton are a really, really good side.
“I don’t care what team David (Moyes) puts out, you know it’s going to be a strong one because there’s lots of quality there.
“They’ll be desperate to get their season off and running but we’re more than ready for it.”
With chairman Bill Kenwright laying bare the extent of Everton’s financial problems recently, their woes increased when they were beaten 1-0 by Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League on Saturday.
United, who beat Hartlepool in the previous round, have not lost a competitive fixture since Wilson’s appointment in May.
Ryan Flynn could return after missing the past four games with a hamstring problem while Chris Porter (dead leg) should feature after emerging unscathed from last weekend’s draw with Tranmere Rovers.
Wilson revealed his “respect” for Moyes during yesterday’s pre-match press conference and his opposite number last night returned the compliment.
“Sheffield United have started the season really well and are unbeaten,” said Moyes. “Danny has got them playing good football and they are no doubt one of the favourites to get out of that division.”