Wilder issues his message to the chasing pack

Chris Wilder
Chris Wilder

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder will have his feet up this weekend but took the time out to issue a message to his promotion rivals Bolton and Fleetwood: good luck.

Wilder) shared a couch with Town boss Uwe Rosler on Sky Sports’ show ‘Goals on Sunday’ as they assessed the weekend’s action.

The duo, and Bolton boss Phil Parkinson, are in a race for the two automatic promotion spots with seven games to go.

But with Coventry City taking on Oxford United in the Checkatrade Trophy final at Wembley, United can enjoy a few days’ rest after Tuesday’s 2-0 victory over Millwall.

That win sent Wilder’s men 13 points clear of Fleetwood and seven ahead of Bolton.

If Rosler’s side lose their next two games – against Swindon this weekend and Oxford on Wednesday – then United can be promoted with victory over Coventry on Wednesday.

Wilder said: “Millwall was a big game and psychologically, it’s a big three points. People are looking up at us thinking they can chase us down. Good luck to them.”

And Rosler revealed Town mirrored Wilder’s 3-5-2 after he said United set the standard for the league with that shape.

Rosler said: “Every manager will tell you, when you are going somewhere you need a good start; from then we went from strength-to-strength.

“We found a way to play and mirrored Chris a little bit to be fair, with three at the back.