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Wilder thanks the real heroes

28 April 2020

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Chris Wilder has described NHS staff and key workers in a number of sectors as the 'real heroes'.

Speaking recently about the current Covid-19 pandemic that is affecting everyone across the region, UK and many countries across the world, the Blades boss has also praised those who have adhered to strict social distancing guidelines set out by the Prime Minister Boris Johnson, as the country tries to halt the spread if the deadly virus.

Wilder remarked: "We're all frustrated that our normal lives have been interrupted, but looking a bigger picture and the enormous work that has been going on, the brilliant work by the frontline workers, the people in the NHS and the other people keeping the country going.

"It just shows what this country is all about when asked the question, when the finger is pointed at us we come up with goods, everybody is working away and adhering to the lockdown better than what anyone in the government would have ever thought.

"I think there will be a lot of reflection from a political and social point of view about what's gone off over this period, we have to make sure that we get it right because a lot of other people are getting it right and doing as their told in their walk of life and an enormous amount of people can be proud of what they've done.

"I've worked from 16 to 52, I've been out the game for three months and it's completely different situation for me, but one we can't feel down about and hopefully there's light at the end of the tunnel and we can all come out of this as better people.

"There's going be an awful lot of work done, not just from a health perspective but from an economic perspective, it's been a big hit to us all."

The Gaffer added: "We have heroes on a Saturday and a Tuesday night, and I think it puts it into perspective, in the situation that we're going through, who the real heroes are!"

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