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Wilder looks to the Cup

25 January 2018

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Chris Wilder insists the Blades will be going all out for victory in Saturday's Emirates FA Cup tie against Preston North End at Bramall Lane.

Speaking ahead of the weekend's clash against Alex Neil's Lilywhites, Wilder remarked: "We're fine after Norwich, which is good because it was a competitive battle.

"It was a big game for us and I enjoyed watching my team, we were outstanding in everything we did and we're in good shape for Preston.

"It's a big week for us and when you look at the forthcoming fixtures it's why we want to be in the Championship, but Saturday's FA Cup tie is an important one for us too.

"We've got some glamorous and attractive games coming up, so I will use the group accordingly, but I expect a performance and a result."

And the Blades boss revealed Ched Evans could feature for the first time since ankle surgery, adding: "Ched could play a part, he played 60 minutes on Monday at Ipswich, his recovery is going well and there is a possibility he could feature.

"Kieron (Freeman) and David (Brooks) won't be involved but neither of them are too far away which is also pleasing."

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