Wilson: We can win the play-offs

Sat, 05 May 18:31:41 2012

Sheffield United boss Danny Wilson is confident his side can prevail in the play-offs and follow city rivals Sheffield Wednesday into the npower Championship.

The Blades were held to a 2-2 draw at relegated Exeter on the final day of the campaign and fell behind when Alan Gow scored a stunning volley.

Wilson's side were then reduced to 10 men when James Beattie was red carded for a two-footed tackle on the Grecians' James Dunne. Goals either side of half-time by Lee Williamson and Kevin McDonald put them in front, but substitute Scot Bennett levelled for Exeter with the last kick of the game when he stooped to head home at the back post.

"We went hammer and tongs to try and get second place and congratulations to Wednesday, they have got there," said Wilson. "They have shown great consistency in the last two months, but from our point of view we have had a couple of setbacks.

"But we are very positive about going into the play-offs. We wanted to go up and we didn't get there, we came up slightly short. There was a cigarette paper between automatic and not.

"Stevenage is a very tough tie and we take nothing for granted. Our preparations will be thorough. We have got two very difficult games in front of us but we are confident."


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  1. As a life long owls fan, hope the blades win the play­ offs. good luck.

    From DAVID, on Sun 6 May 20:52
  2. Remember Danny Wilson Wednesday Till He Dies best­ manager united has ever had by the way ched evans­ should have been locked up march 2011 so think­ yourselves fortunate you got as far as you did

    From David, on Sun 6 May 20:51
  3. I am a life long owls supporter. But would urge the­ whole of sheffield to get behind the blades in the play­ offs. Come on blades you can do it.

    From DavidB, on Sun 6 May 9:02
  4. As a lifelong Wednesday supporter it's great to see­ the club progressing but sad that Yorkshire do not have­ a team in the top flight. Wednesday, United and Leeds­ should be in the Premiership. Come on United, there are­ some Wednesday supporters who are looking forward to­ our derby games next season. Three promoted from the­ Championship next season, let's make it three­ Yorkshire clubs!

    From Dottore Della Peste, on Sun 6 May 7:29
  5. Dont bank on it DANNY, United should have had it sewn­ up at Easter.2 points from the last 9, then he gets­ banged up for 5 years , Beattie sent off, hope we do­ make it , but doubt it .

    From ben t, on Sun 6 May 7:00
  6. The third placed team historicaly NEVER get promoted­ via the play-offs. Sheffield United screwed up big time­ & only have their strikers to blame. One ex Stoke­ City reject who got sent off on the last day &­ another who liked roasting romps in hotels! lol

    From A Yahoo! user, on Sun 6 May 3:54
  7. Keep The Faith Blade Nation,Once A Blade Always a­ Blade,i will still travel 260 mile rnd trip 4 a home­ game, Even if we fail in The Play Offs. Wendy Who­ ????????

    From ZAL THE BLADE, on Sat 5 May 23:54
  8. No Danny - there was three points between automatic and­ a small matter of the mighty Wednesday. 4 points and­ you cocked it up!!

    From ADRIAN, on Sat 5 May 19:21
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