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Wirral win delights Wilson

30 March 2013

Danny Wilson was delighted to see his team return to winning ways with a richly deserved 1-0 success over promotion rivals Tranmere Rovers.

An Ash Taylor own goal on the stroke of half time made sure it was a 'Good Friday' for United who with this victory banished memories of the 4-0 reversal at Stevenage last time out.

Speaking after watching a dominant display against Ronnie Moore's side, the Blades boss commented:

"We have always had that bounce-back ability, we now look at the Stevenage result with that surprise element.

"We couldn't believe the scoreline the other week and when you look at this result, nobody would believe it was the same team.

"This was a fantastic response to that defeat and a brilliant result against one of our nearest rivals before kick-off.

"Tranmere never troubled us and that is with all due respect. We played so well and was so organised throughout, our experienced heads made sure we saw the game out comfortably.

"To come to Prenton Park and leave with all three points is a terrific return and George (Long) hasn't had a save to make.

"Jonathan (Forte) proved how important his pace is, it is so difficult to defend against and it gave Dave (Kitson) the option to drop deeper and link up play.

"With Jonathan and Dave in the team defenders don't know whether to defend with a high line or drop deeper and that gives us more options in the final third.

"Our goal was well worked, we shifted them round with a short free kick and with so much pace on the ball it is always likely a defender could get the final touch into his own net. It was a lucky goal but we will take it.

"Despite the winner being slightly fortuitous we were well worthy of the win and now we look forward to facing Carlisle United on Monday."

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