Wilson hails Kitson display
Manager Danny Wilson hailed Sheffield United match-winner Dave
Kitson after he helped the Blades beat Preston 1-0 at Deepdale on
The 32-year-old, who joined from Portsmouth in the summer,
produced a cute finish to beat Thorsten Stuckmann two minutes
before the break.
Preston’s Paul Huntington saw a stoppage-time header superbly
saved by 18-year-old George Long as United made it 13 games
unbeaten in the league this season.
And after seeing his side close the gap on League One leaders
Tranmere, Wilson admitted he had no choice but to take Kitson off
at half-time once he had done the damage.
“It was a great finish. He was taken off at half-time because
before the game he was very poorly,” he said.
“We had to work very hard to even get him on the pitch and then
to get a goal in 45 minutes was tremendous. That’s the type of
application the lads are showing at the moment. At half-time he was
so sick that we couldn’t possibly keep him on the pitch.”