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23 September 2017

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Chris Wilder believes 'calmness and discipline' will be crucial to his side's chance of winning at Hillsborough on Sunday afternoon.

But at the same time, the Blades boss expects to see his team display the passion that recent successes have been forged upon.

He remarked: "We have to approach the game with calmness and discipline. We play to win, we're competitive and enthusiastic, but we're also very disciplined, our record since I arrived shows that.

"The players get it, I'd expect them to be prepared and have done their homework and it doesn't matter how long they've been here, they understand the situation.

"We have to be measured, but I won't take the passion out of the team, it's a big point for us and we will go right to the end to try and win the game."

On himself, Wilder added: "I'm a touchline manager, I kick every ball and make every tackle, that's just how I am.

"But I don't think I will be able to affect much with the noise flying around Hillsborough on Sunday. From both sets of supporters."


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