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Wilder's Chesterfield verdict

14 November 2016

Chris Wilder was delighted to see his side extend the unbeaten run in Sky Bet EFL League One to 12 matches, following Sunday's victory over Chesterfield.

Jon Nolan fired the Spireites into an early lead at the Proact in front of the Sky cameras, but second-half goals with reply from Kieron Freeman, John Fleck, Billy Sharp and Leon Clarke saw the Blades run out worthy winners and in the process, move up to third in the table.

Speaking in the aftermath of victory in Derbyshire, Wilder remarked: "After the first five minutes it was a brilliant afternoon. Credit to Chesterfield for starting better than us, we were sloppy early on and a couple of individual errors cost us a goal.

"That gave Chesterfield a big lift, but it was a good game, we grew into it and controlled it better the more we got on the ball.

"We didn't bark at the players at half-time or smash any tea cups, we just demanded that bit more quality in the final third and urged them to remain patience.

"Second-half we were on the front foot consistently, Duffy upped his game as did Coutts and Fleck and that enable us to dominate the midfield area. When we do that, we know we have the quality to overrun the opposition."

The Blades boss added: "We always look to fill the box and convert the chances we are creating and thankfully yet again, the players have pulled themselves through a difficult situation and kept that unbeaten run going.

"We are enjoying ourselves and the supporters are inspiring us. The players are giving everything to the fans and vice versa and we have a really hardworking group of people behind the scenes too.

"We aren't getting carried away though, we aren't looking further ahead than Shrewsbury. We are in mid-November, we are in good spirits, we are winning games and scoring goals but nothing is won in November."

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