Luke Williams, the Swindon Town manager, has warned Saturday’s League One fixture at Bramall Lane will not be a match for the faint-hearted.
Williams issued his prediction after vowing the visitors would adopt an “aggressive, positive manner” against a Sheffield United team which has scored five goals in its last two outings.
“There are a lot of different ways to play and every way that you play football there will be a risk,” Williams said. “If you play too defensive, there’s a risk you don’t create any chances to score. If you get the balance wrong the other way and you attack too much, then you’re vulnerable at the back. It’s about getting the balance. One thing is for sure, we are always going to strive to be the team that dominates and the team that creates the most chances to score.”
Williams, initially appointed on an interim basis following Martin Ling’s departure earlier this month, has now been handed the position until the end of the season.
He added: “Of course we need to make some improvements, but overall I’m very pleased. We’ve started games in a very aggressive, positive manner. The goals (we’ve conceded) were a few individual errors, which every player in the world will make, and those mistakes have cost us at times.”