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Danny poised for Shakers test

14 September 2012

Danny Wilson comes up against a familiar face in Peter Shirtliff on Saturday and he knows Bury will be a tough nut to crack.

The pair, good friends from their days together at Swindon, will go head-to-head at the weekend and Wilson is expecting a tough afternoon, despite the Shakers arriving in South Yorkshire without a win to their name in League One this term:

"With all due respect to Bury I can't see them coming with three or four attackers, I think they will come to frustrate and keep the game tight.

"I would expect them to defend in numbers and drop deep, which is what the majority of teams do at Bramall Lane. It will be a stern test, teams in this division are no pushovers, whether they be at the top or the bottom of the league.

"Bramall Lane offers all visiting teams that bit of inspiration and we have seen that on numerous occasions before."

The Blades boss also feels his team have more options in their locker this season, compared to last, and is backing his players to take maximum points from the forthcoming home double header at S2:

"We are capable of overcoming what teams put up to combat us and the confidence of scoring late last week to get a point means we approach the game in positive mood.

"Last season we were set in certain ways to play a certain way, this season we are more flexible and that makes us unpredictable, especially offensively.

"Saturday is the first of two very important home fixtures, we are confident of returning with maximum points but we aren't taking anything for granted."

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