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Wilder on derby stalemate

5 March 2019

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Chris Wilder acknowledged Monday's Sheffield derby at Hillsborough wasn't a 'great game'.

But the Blades boss still praised his side despite the goalless stalemate on a wet and blustery evening at S6.
He remarked:"It was a tough place to come, it's obviously changed since Steve (Bruce) came into the football club.

"They've got some really good footballers and they've now got a good manager, so they've got the opportunity to be successful and have a go and they did that.

"I've no complaints, but I'm praising my team for consistently turning up for the last three seasons. We always try and win games, if we are at our best we usually get a positive result, if we aren't it doesn't always come off."

Wilder added: "But we've got a consistent level of commitment and attitude which allows us to win games and that's why we've done really well, but we have to move on to a tough game on Saturday.

"Over the last twelve or thirteen games we are the form team in the division, so we are playing well.

"This was a bitty game, littered with fouls and it was never really given the chance to fire. There was a lack of quality between both sides, despite there been several top-quality individuals on both sides.

"When David McGoldrick came on and we played with a 'ten' and a 'nine' it gave us that bit more control, but it was stop start and it wasn't a great game."


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