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Boss on quick turnaround

19 June 2020

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Chris Wilder says the quick turnaround between midweek and weekend fixtures will present his players with a 'big challenge', with recovery key according to the manager.

The Blades boss wants his whole squad to be 'on stand-by' and to be ready when called upon, with Wilder revealing preparations for Sunday's clash at St James' Park started straight after the final whistle was blown at Villa Park.

Wilder was encouraged by what he saw against Villa, despite having to cope with the injured John Fleck and Jack O'Connell, as the Blades played competitively for the first time since beating Norwich City in early March.

Despite losing 'momentum' during the enforced break because of the Covid-19 pandemic, Wilder is hopeful his men will rediscover their 'rhythm' as quickly as possible, possibly beginning in the north-east on Sunday.

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