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Gaffer up for challenge

9 August 2018

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Chris Wilder has confessed that he likes the pressure situations.

The Blades boss has been questioned following two successive defeats at the start of the Sky Bet Championship season and he is looking forward to responding at QPR on Saturday.

"We have to do better and we have to show what we're made off, I quite like these situations, look at the one at the start of the season two years ago, we lost three from the first four, then came steaming back," said the Blades chief.

"I've got no regrets with the team selection, why wouldn't I pick what I believe is the best side, suitable to play this game? It does open things up for Saturday, though, and it's easy to manage a side when you are doing well and we've done pretty well in the last two years. Now there are questions being asked from the media and the supporters will be asking questions of me and the players too.

"But let's see what reaction we get Thursday and Friday going into the QPR game and its down to me to try and pick the right team, let's see if we can score a couple of goals too, because we created the four best chances of the game at Middlesbrough."

Wilder added: "My goalkeeper isn't making save after save, we're not sitting on our crossbar, we're having more possession and shots in both games and it is not all doom and gloom.

"We're looking for our first point, but our season isn't done and dusted if we get beat at QPR and it won't mean we're going up as champions if we win.

"We're making silly mistakes, I believe they are mistakes and lapses of concentration and they've proved costly."

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