Wilder issues his message to the chasing pack

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.

Friday, 31st March 2017, 11:43 am
Updated Saturday, 8th April 2017, 10:16 pm
Chris Wilder

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.