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Gaffer looking for home comforts

6 March 2019

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Chris Wilder is hoping the forthcoming home double header will benefit the Blades, following Monday's Sheffield derby stalemate at Hillsborough.

Concluding his thought's from the game at S6, the Blades boss remarked: "It was always going to be a physical game, we had to handle the presence of Steven Fletcher and we did, they had to do the same with Gary (Madine), I'll never moan about tackles being made.

"I'm from this part of the world and I like all that, but maybe we could have had a penalty. I won't be screaming about it and banging my fists on the table, it could have gone for us but it didn't.

"It takes two to tango and they certainly had a real go. The likes of Lees and Bannan pre-match talked about getting penned in during previously games and not playing.

"It was always going to be a difficult game in front of over 30,000 who would have been desperate for them to get a result."

Looking ahead to hosting Rotherham and Brentford, Wilder added: "We needed to bring our A game to the table, we didn't, but we got a point and we'll move on.

"These players need backing and we want to attack these next two home games in the right manner and look for a couple of wins.

"It needs to be a decent attendance and atmosphere and the players should be able to get a lift from the punters.

"Saturday will be a really tough one, we've got to make sure we're ready for it, because we didn't deserve to get a result at their place."

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