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Wilder's AFC Wimbledon verdict

6 February 2017

Chris Wilder felt the Blades were full value for Saturday's 4-0 success over AFC Wimbledon at Bramall Lane.

Billy Sharp's 19th of the season got the ball rolling inside two minutes, before James Hanson got the second on his debut. Second-half strikes from John Fleck and Caolan Lavery put the icing on the cake for United, who won for the first time in four matches and moved back to the League One summit in the process.

Wilder remarked: "We had to work hard to win the game, but once we got into the game the confidence came flowing back.

"We got an early goal, that settled everyone down and we went on to win comfortably and keep a clean which pleased me more than the four goals.

"We've made mistakes previously that have been costly, but we concentrated excellently and Jake Wright was outstanding in marshalling the defence."

The Blades boss added: "Jake is an organiser, a leader and he has epitomised what I want and we need at this club moving forward.

"We aren't going to achieve anything with 11 or 14 players, we're in good shape, we've got competition for places and I've had to make a tough decision for one or two lads not to even make the bench.

"But everyone is part of the squad, everyone's time will come and nobody's own success will come before that of the team."

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