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Gaffer predicts open encounter

29 November 2018

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Chris Wilder is predicting an open Yorkshire derby when Leeds come to Bramall Lane on Saturday lunchtime.

Looking ahead to welcoming Marcelo Bielsa's men to S2, Wilder remarked: "I definitely think Leeds United will come and try and win the game.

"They will have confidence in their approach and their players, just like we do.

"You've got to pick points up from the big teams at the top of the division, but also those that aren't as coveted or in the limelight."

The boss added: "You have to be at it week in, week out. It is such a brilliant division, it's great for everyone at this club to be mixing it with the likes of Derby, Forest, Villa, West Brom, Stoke, Leeds United, it's mouth-watering at times.

"We're going to need the crowd right behind us, because we will be on the back foot at times on Saturday, no doubt about that, but we will try and take the game to the opposition."

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