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It's an amazing achievement, says Wilder

27 April 2019

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Chris Wilder was understandably emotional as United took a huge step towards the Premier League on Saturday.

Speaking after goals from Scott Hogan and Jack O'Connell helped see off Ipswich Town, the Blades boss spoke of his admiration for everyone involved in what Wilder describes as an 'amazing achievement'.

He remarked: "It's been an incredible afternoon that caps off an incredible three years really, for myself personally.

"But I'm unbelievably humbled to be part of a fantastic group and be involved at this fantastic club which is close to my heart.

"I'm as proud as punch that I've got my family here who are supporters and I've got pals all over the ground.

"To be a supporter of this football club I've always said you've got to be different in a lot of ways, it's not a glory hunting club, but we've had some highs and lows.

"So to reward these supporters who've had to take a lot of grief in recent times, being out of the Championship for six years, in the pub league as people called it, but we're heading to t Champagne league now.

"It's an amazing achievement from the players, I stand out here and talk and the response I get is humbling, but there is an unbelievable amount of work done by the staff.
Wilder continued: "The likes of Mark Duffy from Prescot Cables to Anfield and look at him, he wasn't going to let that opportunity slip.

"People have talked about us falling away, 14 points from seven games at the business end of the season, when the pressure is cranked up, is just an amazing achievement because we shouldn't have been near the top of the division.

"Supporters will hold this group of players in high regard and we've had some fantastic teams in the past, the likes of TC, Len (Badger) and Ted Hemsley. Alan Hodgkinson too, he always wanted me to get this job.

"There was then the Bassett days and the success under Neil (Warnock) and I hope this team will be spoken about in the same breath."


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