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Danny Wilson on Sheffield United

30 October 2014

Club News

Danny Wilson on Sheffield United

30 October 2014

Reds manager Danny Wilson says derby games are always 'special' as he prepares his side for Sheffield United this weekend.

The Barnsley boss has a full compliment of players available for the South Yorkshire derby.

"It's one that everyone's been looking forward to for a while - they're always special games," said Wilson.

"We're looking fine. Thankfully there's nobody in the treatment room at this moment in time. Let's hope we can get the right balance when we play at the weekend.

"We've had one or two problems this early part of the season with injuries, but we've managed to get over it.

"Confidence is very good at this moment in time. Performances have been getting better as we've been going along, we just need the results to go with it. I feel we've deserved that in the last three or four games.

"The lads have been looking forward to it like anybody else. We go against a team that are very much in form at the moment. It'll be a tough test for us.

"We have to remain very, very calm and calculated in what we do. The game-plan we have, we have to follow it through on the day and not get caught up in the atmosphere. We've got to play the game. We've got to play our game. We'll let the fans sort themselves out with the singing and and chanting and we'll focus on what we need to do."

Speaking of Sheffield United, the Blades currently sit in sixth position in the league and have recently booked a place in the quarter-final of the League Cup.

"They're going into the game in fantastic form," added Wilson. "They've had some great results in recent times and certainly down at MK Dons in the week. They come into the game really firing. From our point of view, other than looking at results, I think we're going into the game quite confident as well. It promises to be a good spectacle.

"These games are what they're billed as - they're what they say on the tin.

"It'll be a very, very committed game."

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