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Wilder's Swindon verdict

11 December 2016

Chris Wilder felt Saturday's 4-0 victory over Swindon Town at Bramall Lane fully deserved.

The Blades moved up to second place in Sky Bet League after four second-half goals without replay against the Robins.

Mark Duffy netted a brace, whilst a fine strike from Paul Coutts and a goal from Caolan Lavery, his first in red and white, rounded off the scoring.

And the performance earnt praise from the manager, who remarked: "We certainly needed that after a couple of blips. I've said previously about the importance of getting the results the performances deserve and we have in comprehensive fashion on this occasion.

"We've had a purple patch before, when we've scored a lot of goals and we believe in the way we play and the players at the top of the pitch.

"People who watch us every week will have probably sensed someone was going to take a good beating when it clicked and we took our chances.

"The first goal was crucial, the shackles really came off after we got that and our football was superb. We were good in the first-half too after a slow first 10 minutes and should have come in at the break in front."

Wilder added: "But it is a good day, we're playing positively, we're intimidating opposition in the correct manner, they know it is going to take something special to get a result at Bramall Lane.

"We're setting the standards, we are showing the grit and determination and we are getting on the front foot and getting the supporters right behind the team.

"I like to see us get after the opposition and the fans here respond to that. When we chase and hassle teams we get them out of their comfort zones and that's when they become vulnerable."

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