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Gaffer keen for home win

12 August 2016

Boss Chris Wilder is demanding a 'positive' performance from his players at the weekend.


Speaking ahead of Saturday's clash with Rochdale, Wilder acknowledged it is down to the Blades to be positive and get the Bramall Lane faithful in full voice.


He remarked: "The pressure is on us, it will be all season, particularly at Bramall Lane but have to understand that and cope with it.


"Like the majority of teams that come here, Keith (Hill) will be saying the pressure is on us and he will be giving his players the license to go out there and express themselves.


"It is something of a free game to most, but he'll expect a performance from his players and I'm sure they won't want to let him down.


"Keith is someone I have a lot of respect for, myself and Alan (Knill) have come across his team's a lot in recent seasons and he has done a fantastic job at Spotland.


"But we need to be positive again from the first minute and dominate as we have done against Bolton and Crewe, but the most important thing is we are ruthless in both boxes."


The Gaffer says he has been encouraged by aspects of the two performances to date, but is adamant there is much to come.


Wilder added: "We aren't the finished article yet, far from it and people appreciate that, but in the meantime we need to work hard, stick to our plans and play as a team not individuals.


"If we can do that then we will only improve and hopefully win football matches along the way."