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Hectic schedule

27 March 2013

Danny Wilson feels his players can handle the burden of playing the remaining nine matches of the regular season in the space of just 30 days.

Ahead of Friday's trip to Tranmere Rovers, despite seeing his team drop to sixth in the League One table following recent postponements, Wilson is keen to stress the importance of staying ahead of the game, if possible, before using forthcoming games in hand to bolster United's league position.

The Gaffer said: "Prior to the Brentford game, despite the defeat at Stevenage, I reiterated we are in control of our own destiny and that is what we must strive to maintain.

"We can't afford to be relying on other people to do us favours; we must get over the line ourselves. We are in a position where if we win every game we win promotion and probably the title, it is that simple.

"The squad is more than capable of winning every match left in front of us, whether or not that happens is arguable.

"At various times this season we have had some decent runs, at the start of the campaign and prior to Stevenage, in particular.

"We have to believe we are good enough to put a run together that will see us hit the summit."

Meanwhile, Wilson has thanked his Crawley Town counterpart Richie Barker and his staff at the Broadfield Stadium for agreeing to bring forward their date at Bramall Lane to erase the prospects of the Blades having to play four fixtures in the space of eight days in the final month of the season.

He concluded: "I was concerned that the fixtures might not work in our favour.

"We must thank Crawley for understanding our situation, because without that we had a real problem of fitting the Brentford fixture back into the schedule.

"We are hoping for no more postponements now. If that is the case we know exactly what lies ahead and it is down to us to be ready and perform."

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