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Wilder focused on Leeds test

26 September 2020

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Chris Wilder says he never seriously considered appealing John Egan's red card at Aston Villa because he didn't believe the dismissal would be overturned, despite remaining convinced the decision was extremely harsh.

But now the Blades boss is only interested in the future and admits his sole focus this week has been Sunday's clash against Leeds United at Bramall Lane.

Given Egan's enforced absence against Marcelo Bielsa's side, Wilder has a decision to make in terms of who replaces the Republic of Ireland international and the United manager hasn't ruled changing his formation for the televised encounter.

On the hunt for a striker, Wilder acknowledges United will have to remain patient, despite the tireless work that is going on behind the scenes, with the boss revealing he is always hopeful of doing business having identified specific targets.

Giving his final thoughts, Wilder appreciates Sunday's opponents are a 'huge club in English football' and believes they deserve to be back in the top-flight, just like the Blades do.


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