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Wilson praises 'determined' Blades

23 September 2012

Sheffield United manager Danny Wilson hailed his side as they returned to winning ways with a 1-0 victory at Yeovil.

A bullet header from captain Neill Collins 10 minutes after the break fired the unbeaten Blades to their first win in four matches following three successive draws. The result also condemned the Glovers to a fourth consecutive league defeat.

"It was a strong and determined performance from the boys and, at this stage of the season, the three points are paramount," said Wilson. "We found out last year how difficult it is to come down to Yeovil and play and it was no different. We have won against a side that gets a lot of results at home."

Wilson added: "We went with four strikers to really go and attack them. Paul Gallagher is a striker and so is Richard Cresswell to a degree, and I wanted to put them under a lot of pressure and find some goals.

"Sometimes set plays are the difference between the two teams, and they can be very important.'' Yeovil manager Gary Johnson felt his side were worthy of a point.

He said: "Sometimes you've got to take the emotion of losing the game out of it. We've had three poor defeats against Bournemouth, MK Dons and Leyton Orient, but I thought the lads gave it a real go here.

"We kept the ball against a good team and created a few good opportunities. It's still a defeat, but we played well and I thought we did enough to get something. "

He added: "The lads are disappointed but I've got to pick them up because I thought it was a proper footballing performance from us.

"We got beat with two or three set pieces at Leyton Orient. People hold their hands up and admit it is their fault, but we're a little bit naive and need to learn from it."


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