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Wilder's Oldham verdict

26 March 2017

Chris Wilder was adamant Saturday's 1-1 draw at Oldham Athletic was a point gained.

Jay O'Shea's equaliser early in the second-half saw United claim a share of the spoils after Tope Obadeyi had fired the Latics in front.

Reflecting on the stalemate on a testing playing surface at Park, Wilder remarked: "A battling point would be the best description of that game. There wasn't much football played that's for sure.

"Oldham booted it better than us first-half, we booted it better than them second-half, a draw was a fair result from what we knew would be a very tough game.

"We understood the conditions, we said that wouldn't be an excuse and it was the same for both sides. John (Sheridan) is a good friend of mine and his players always make excellent footballing sides, so it'll be frustrating for him too."

After seeing his side extend the current unbeaten run to 10 matches, the Blades boss added: "We had to adjust and we got ourselves back into the game. This isn't two points dropped, nobody should feel down, we are accumulating points and I believe this will be a very important point in the final reckoning.

"We can never be called negative and we weren't despite the state of the pitch, we made attacking substitutions throughout, even right at the death.

"Oldham, especially at home, don't give anything away and I'm glad we leave with our current run extended by a further game."

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