Wilson thrilled with Blades performance

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Danny Wilson was pleased with his side's display against Notts County
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Danny Wilson was pleased with his side's display against Notts County

Sheffield United boss Danny Wilson was thrilled with his young side's performance as they crushed Notts County 4-1 to progress to the Northern Section quarter-finals of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

Doubles by Shaun Miller and Harry Maguire were the difference between the two sides while Jordan Stewart struck a sublime consolation for County when the game was all but over as a contest.

Wilson said he was happy to make such light work of his side's more experienced opponents to set up a meeting away at Coventry in the next round.

He said: "I think we played some very good stuff at times and some of the goals we've executed have been excellent while one was slightly lucky and we've given a good account of ourselves and it is a good experience for our younger players.

"You look at the bench and they had a very good and experienced team out with a lot of strength in depth and to come here and get a good result like we have we have to be very pleased - particularly with some of the performances."

Miller will grab much of the attention after two superb finishes but Wilson felt the youngster's partnership with the often-maligned Chris Porter was particularly pleasing.

He said: "I think the pair of them were excellent. We saw exactly what sort of player Chris can be and he and young Shaun played together really well as a partnership.

"That is great from a squad point of view as if the lads aren't performing in the first team they know what we have there in reserve and they've put themselves in the frame again."

Notts County manager Keith Curle was furious with his makeshift defence which failed to deal with the visitors' aerial threat from set pieces.

He said: "If you don't defend your 18-yard box and your goalmouth they are going to steal in and score goals against you. I think we defended appallingly (from set plays). That willingness to attack the first ball in the 18-yard box wasn't there."

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