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Wilder reflects on EFL Award

9 April 2019

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Chris Wilder says he was proud to be named EFL Manager of the Year for the Sky Bet Championship, but insisted it wasn't a personal accolade.

Speaking ahead of Wednesday clash at Birmingham City, the manager remarked: "It's testament to the amount of work the staff do and how we prepare the players before they go out on to the pitch.

"These awards are given out and I'm proud to accept it on behalf of the football club. It means that bit more than my fellow managers in this division have recognised the work of me and my staff and for me it is more of a group award.

"We talk a lot about the players been a team collective and when they get an award the first people they will look to is their team-mates, I'm no different."

Wilder added: "People will look and try and analyse the run-in different ways, people will have their opinions, but mine won't change.

"Teams that consistently win games of football deserve to be at the top, we have, Leeds have, but Norwich have done it better than anybody.

"If anyone in the last six games wins a big chunk of them, then they will deservedly reap the rewards."

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