St. Mary's Stadium

Next Game

So'ton v C Palace

Tuesday, 03 March 2015, 19:45

Barclays Prem

Upton Park

Last Game

West Ham 1 - 3 C Palace

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 12:45

Barclays Prem

Wilson wants Blackman stay

Sheffield United boss Danny Wilson is keen to retain the services of Nick Blackman after confirming one bid has been rejected for the Crystal Palace target.

Last Updated: 26/01/13 at 19:16 Post Comment

Nick Blackman: Sheffield United man is wanted by Crystal Palace

Nick Blackman: Sheffield United man is wanted by Crystal Palace

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Blackman was the Blades' best player by far in the 4-0 FA Cup fourth round defeat to Reading, causing the Royals back line all sorts of trouble thanks to his pace and power.

Championship side Palace have made a bid to sign the 23-year-old former Blackburn man, but Wilson wants him to stay.

"We have had a bid for him, but he is still our player," Wilson said. "Whether that will change before Thursday, I don't know.

"I would like him to stay but obviously circumstances will prevail. He is a very good player."

Wilson saw his side eliminated after a brace from Noel Hunt, with former Blades player Mikele Leigertwood and Garath McCleary also on target.

But had Chris Porter, Blackman, Ryan Flynn and Kevin McDonald all taken their chances, the final scoreline could have been very different.

"We are disappointed," Wilson added.

"We take nothing away from the striking prowess of Reading. But the goals we conceded were poor - the first one in particular and the one just after half-time.

"I think the scoreline was a bit flattering but they have taken their chances. We had as many chances but just didn't convert them."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

ell that really inspires me with confidence. No point in training, deciding on a coherent formation, or playing players in their best positions, let's just hope we get lucky.

mumbo_jimbo
Van Gaal: Luck is key

I

believe this is because for sepp Christmas is a 7 day feast finishing on the 25th

hiya
Blatter calls for early final

F

alcao really needs to shine now. Apparently according to the stats, he scores more when played up front alone. I wonder if Van Gaal will actually apply a formation to get the best out of him though.

anthracyte
Van Persie lay-off expected

Footer 365

Mark Hughes angered by officials in Stoke win over Hull

Mark Hughes was pleased with Stoke's 1-0 win over Hull but angered after the officials missed a challenge on Stephen Ireland.

Sean Dyche downbeat after Burnley lose to Swansea defeat at Turf Moor

Burnley boss Sean Dyche says his side must start turning performances into wins after losing 1-0 to Swansea at Turf Moor.

Jonas Gutierrez wants top-10 finish for Newcastle after return

Jonas Gutierrez has targeted a top-10 finish with Newcastle after returning to the squad for the win against Aston Villa.

Mail Box

Are Tottenham Right To Redevelop?

It's a really good Friday afternoon Mailbox, with thoughts on Spurs' ground development, the Europa league (leave it alone) and one man running for a very good cause...

Rodgers Is More Of A Paisley Than A Rafa

Most Liverpool fans in the Mailbox are claiming to be pleased to see the back of the Europa League. Plus merging the Europa and Champions League, and winter WC...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company