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Wilder on enforced change

12 February 2019

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Chris Wilder will be forced into an enforced change for Wednesday's clash against Middlesbrough at Bramall Lane.

With Chris Basham suspended, the Blades boss has a decision to make in terms of replacing one of his most reliable performers.

But it isn't a situation that worries Wilder, who remarked: "Marvin Johnson misses out against his parent club and obviously Basham is now suspended for two games.

"I've got a group of players that must be able to cope with injuries and suspensions, situations like this and I'm never one to moan and groan, despite missing an important player.

"This is the reason we've got this group of players, it's a lot stronger than last season for situations like this and I've got no issues with any player that pulls a shirt."

Wilder added: "I've been delighted with the attitude of all the players we've brought in. Scott (Hogan) couldn't feature on Friday night, but I though Gaz (Madine) and Kieran (Dowell) were outstanding at Villa.

"They just ran out of bit of steam, but they will get fitter and stronger and I'm delighted with what they've added to the group, they've contributed since arriving."

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