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Wilder's Wimbledon verdict

11 September 2016

Chris Wilder is encouraged to see the Blades moving swiftly up the League One table.


Speaking after a third consecutive league victory, this time a 3-2 victory over AFC Wimbledon at The Cherry Records Stadium, Wilder is pleased to see his players converting good performances into points.


Reflecting on the latest success, after goals from Matt Done, Billy Sharp and Mark Duffy, with his first for the club, Wilder remarked: "We're getting into a good habits of winning matches and the players have shown many good characteristics playing away from home.


"We had a big chat on Friday morning about attitude and maybe some of the reasons this club has been in League One for a long time and also passing on our knowledge of what was coming from Wimbledon, they never gave up all afternoon.


"It was a big test for us and I was delighted with the way we handled it. They didn't create too much and we did, but there is still plenty to improve on. We really should have put the game to bed.


"We started the game brilliantly and got ourselves two goals up, but a bit of sloppiness crept in and we took our foot off the gas when we really should have been ruthless, but we've won the game and that was the aim."


The Blades boss added: "We had a few words with the players at half-time and they responded excellently, we got on the front foot and added a third goal and how Mark (Duffy) hasn't taken home the matchball I will never know.


"But he is creating and scored a great goal, we are also creating plenty of chances a team and we are moving in the right direction.


"We've shown what we are about though, we knew what was coming and we've come through the other end, which pleases me a lot."


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