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Debutant pleases boss

7 January 2013

Danny Wilson was delighted with Jamie Murphy's Blades debut at Oxford United on Saturday, but the Gaffer is anxiously awaiting news on Matt Hill's facial injury.

Murphy produced an assured display on his United bow, winning the free-kick which led to the first goal and Wilson, who also praised Kevin McDonald, is optimistic there is more to come from the former Motherwell man:

"Jamie was fantastic, especially on such a difficult pitch. He showed a real willingness and determination; he will be a big asset to us.

"We have added an extra dimension to the team, I have always said how important pace is and we look a real threat. I am confident the goals will now come more freely.

"We have been encouraging Kevin to be more positive with his final ball and thankfully he had the confidence to find that killer ball for the third goal. He's definitely got that in his locker, as Blades fans will know.."

Speaking about Hill, who was replaced after just 12 minutes at the Kassam Stadium following an accidental clash with U's skipper Jake Wright, the Blades boss said he has his fingers crossed that the prognosis isn't as bad as initially first feared:

"Matt (Hill) took a whack to the face and we are worried about his jaw, but hopefully it isn't too serious.

"Marcus (Williams) covered really well and we are hopeful Matt won't be sidelined for to long, although he blanked out and was groggy."

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