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Sheffield United: Blades to step up signings hunt after Stearman blow

Chris Wilder, the Sheffield United manager, reiterated his desire to make further signings after losing Richard Stearman to injury during last night’s match at Cardiff City.

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United players salute their travelling support following the defeat at Cardiff

Cardiff City 2 Sheffield United 0 - Defeat to the old master lays bare Blades’ need for more bodies

After all the backslapping, flattery and statements of mutual respect, this match turned-out to be a frustrating experience for Sheffield United.

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Samir Carruthers is loving life with Sheffield United: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Samir Carruthers discusses ‘those’ social media rumours ahead of tonight’s visit to Cardiff City

First things first, before he talks about tonight’s game with Cardiff City, controversial defeats at Middlesbrough or even the importance of establishing a foothold in the Championship, Samir Carruthers wants to get something off his chest.

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Chris Wilder takes Sheffield United to Cardiff City tonight: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Neil Warnock wants to win but says Chris Wilder is ‘doing a brilliant job’ at Bramall Lane

Neil Warnock is backing Sheffield United to cause some major upsets in the Championship this season after revealing his respect for Chris Wilder’s achievements since taking charge at Bramall Lane.

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Chris Wilder is proving a huge hit at Bramall Lane: Sportimage

Sheffield United: ‘I’m my own man’ says Blades boss Chris Wilder

Chris Wilder, the Sheffield United manager, has insisted ‘I do things my way’ ahead of tonight’s game against Neil Warnock’s Cardiff City.

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Ched Evans replaces Billy Sharp at Middlesbrough last weekend: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Ched Evans is pushing hard for a starting role, manager Chris Wilder admits

Ched Evans is closing in on his first Sheffield United start since returning to the club during the close season, manager Chris Wilder has admitted.

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Conor Coady had a productive spell on loan at Sheffield United in 2013/14

Sheffield United remain interested in Wolverhampton Wanderers defender

Sheffield United will consider making a second approach for Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Conor Coady later this week.

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Chris Wilder talks to jack O'Connell following Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Middlesbrough at the Riverside

Sheffield United: Chris Wilder looking at Premier League young guns to bolster squad

Chris Wilder, the Sheffield United manager, is monitoring several youngsters at Premier League clubs ahead of potential loan moves to Bramall Lane.

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Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder

Sheffield United: Cut prices and let's get Bramall Lane bouncing, says Chris Wilder

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder will urge his club to arrange a cut-price ticket deal for their Carabao Cup tie against Leicester City later this month.

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Billy Sharp tests Middlesbrough's defence at the Riverside: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Match Report: Middlesbrough 1-0 Sheffield United

Sheffield United’s unbeaten run came to a controversial end at the Riverside as Jack O’Connell had a goal harshly disallowed deep into injury time.

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Ched Evans is delighted to be back in action for Sheffield United: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Ched Evans is backed to do the business if selected against Boro

Ched Evans has catapulted himself into the mix for a starring role against Middlesbrough, his Sheffield United team mate John Fleck insisted last night.

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Billy Sharp celebrates his goal against Brentford: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: “We’ll go up there and give it everything’ Chris Wilder says ahead of clash with big-spending Middlesbrough

“We’ve got no chance, have we?” Chris Wilder joked, when asked how his team will fare against Middlesbrough.

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George Baldock is back in training: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Defender hands The Blades a pre-Boro boost

George Baldock is on the verge of a return to action after making progress in his battle against injury.

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James Shield’s Sheffield United Column: For sport’s sake, let’s talk about salaries and spending

James Shield’s Sheffield United Column: For sport’s sake, let’s talk about salaries and spending

Earlier this week, while driving home from work, I tuned into a radio talk show and caught the backend of a conversation about what it takes to compete in the Championship although, to be fair, the caller and the hosts concerned could have been talking about any division in English football.

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Nathan Thomas  was so keen to join Sheffield United, he turned down his hometown club: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: ‘I’ll be in dreamland if I get the chance to play against Boro’

Nathan Thomas hopes he has done enough to earn a place in the Sheffield United squad which visits Middlesbrough tomorrow after revealing it would be a “dream” to face his hometown club.

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Nathan Thomas scored on his debut for Sheffield United: Jamie Tyerman/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Nathan Thomas reveals how some of the North-East’s greatest names gave him advice before moving to Bramall Lane

Born in Middlesbrough but bred, professionally speaking at least, in Newcastle and Sunderland, Nathan Thomas boasts an encyclopedic knowledge of North-East football.

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Jamal Blackman impressed on his Sheffield United debut: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Why Jamal Blackman was happy to put himself on the spot at Middlesbrough

The thought of a goalkeeper taking a penalty is enough to send a shiver down the spines of most Sheffield United supporters.

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Ched Evans of Sheffield Utd celebrates scoring the equaliser. Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Chris Wilder makes Ched Evans admission as he confirms bid for midfielder

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder expects Ched Evans to make a serious push for a starting role after making a dream return to action for the club during last night’s Carabao Cup victory over Walsall.

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Ched Evans of Sheffield Utd scores the equaliser. Pic: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United 3, Walsall 2: Good Evans! Returning Ched shines as United battle from behind to progress

Way back in April, when Sheffield United had just sealed promotion and the League One title was about to be unveiled at Bramall Lane, Chris Wilder joked another perk of reaching the Championship was that he wouldn’t have to think about “bloody Walsall” ever again.

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Chris Wilder still wants Darragh Lenihan and Ryan Leonard: Jamie Tyerman/Sportimage

Sheffield United: No let-up as Blades increase the pressure over Darragh Lenihan and Ryan Leonard

Sheffield United remain hopeful of luring their top transfer targets, including Blackburn Rovers defender Darragh Leninhan and Southend captain Ryan Leonard, to Bramall Lane.

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