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Forward thinking for Wilson

23 August 2012

The summer transfer window has seen the Blades sign three strikers, providing Danny Wilson with plenty of attacking options.

The most prolific of the three strikers so far, Nick Blackman, scored the equaliser against Coventry City, earning the Blades a valuable point from their second league match of the season.

When asked about Blackman's talent, the manager said: "Nick is a good player, a very good player. I feel this club has offered Nick a position which will enable him to fulfil his potential. He's found his feet very quickly.

"It's not just the goals either. He's got fantastic confidence in his own ability and the physicality of League One football doesn't seem to affect him whatsoever - he's not scared to put himself about, which is tremendous."

Wilson has also opted to start John Cofie in the opening two matches, with the boss adding: "John's skills will come off. This is what we're telling him to do and this is why strikers go for so much money - because they try something different.

"Out of the blue you've got to try something for yourself and John can do that. So too can Nick Blackman and Shaun Miller.

"The last thing we're going to do is criticise them for doing it. Skilful play could be the difference between three points and not. If we find the blend I'd like to think they can all play together in a partnership or even in a three."

Wilson also looked to midfielder Stephen Quinn to join the attack against Coventry on Tuesday night, the Irishman appeared to play in a more advanced role.

The Blades chief added: "Stephen offers very little to the opposition and he very rarely mis-controls the ball.He had a great game again on Tuesday and we've seen what he can bring to the attack."

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