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Defensively speaking

4 March 2013

Danny Wilson says the current six match unbeaten is largely down to tightening up defensively.

United have won five and drawn one of the last half dozen, keeping five clean sheets in the process, and Wilson says everyone deserves their share of the credit.

Speaking after Saturday's 2-0 win over Oldham Athletic at Boundary Park, the Blades fourth consecutive away success, the Gaffer commented:

"There have been a lot of excellent teams over the years that have made sure one goal is often enough to win a game.

"If you aren't conceding you give yourself a real sound base to build on and we have real sharpened up at the other end too. We had added that bit of extra quality in the final third and thankfully that is proving to be the difference.

"Our defensive work has been exceptional in the last month or so and that has given us the platform to go on this unbeaten run. We have a fantastic work ethic to defend from the front and when we are at our best we are extremely difficult to breakdown."

The Blades boss, who hopes to have Jamie Murphy and Jonathan Forte available to face the MK Dons on Saturday, says he is thinking about nothing apart from the next game.

Wilson concluded: "We need to set our stall out to win every game, we don't know when the next twist will come, but if we keep winning we won't go far wrong.

"I am solely focused on what we are doing and thankfully we should have a couple of extra bodies available again next week."

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