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Sheffield United: Manager Chris Wilder issues a top six challenge

Chris Wilder has admitted Sheffield United must become even more clinical in front of goal or risk undermining their attempt to qualify for the Championship play-offs.

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Alan Knill, Chris Wilder (centre) and Matt Prestridge (right) know small improvements can lead to huge gains: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: The statistics of the season reveal how a small improvement could lead to huge gains for Chris Wilder’s promotion-chasing squad

Having recorded three clean sheets in their last three games, Chris Wilder’s decision to stress the importance of an uncharitable defence has clearly resonated with Sheffield United’s players.

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England's Harry Maguire started his career with Sheffield United

Sheffield United: Ex-Blade has no fears about the World Cup finals in Russia

Former Sheffield United defender Harry Maguire has no fears about travelling the World Cup finals in Russia later this summer, despite the diplomatic row sparked by the Salisbury poison attack.

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James Wilson has tailored his conditioning to suit Sheffield United's high-pressing style: Robin Parker/Sportimage

Sheffield United striker makes a surprising revelation about fitness

James Wilson’s first task after joining Sheffield United on loan wasn’t finding somewhere to live, acquainting himself with the city or even rehearsing the song he serenaded his new team mates with at the club’s training ground.

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Enda Stevens has impressed at wing-back: Robin Parker/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Wing-back receives a huge boost in his quest to become a Republic of Ireland regular

Enda Stevens’ attempt to cement a place in the Republic of Ireland squad has been boosted by manager Martin O’Neill’s admission that he wants to begin playing with wing-backs.

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Lee Evans believes tackling should be treated as an art-form: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Midfielder vows never to pull out of a tackle despite fears the game is going soft

Lee Evans has vowed not to curb his competitive instincts despite bemoaning the fact that tackling is no longer regarded as an art-form in the English game.

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Chris Wilder wants his team to play fair: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Boss has no interest in cheating his way to the top

Chris Wilder, the Sheffield United manager, has insisted he will never instruct his players to feign injury in order to try and gain an unfair advantage.

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Chris Wilder says his team have already proved an important point: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Manager is prepared to take a big top six gamble

Sheffield United must continue to take risks as they chase promotion to the Premier League, Chris Wilder has insisted, despite admitting it could leave them more vulnerable at the back.

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England under-21 head coach Aidy Boothroyd brings his squad to Bramall Lane next week: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Sheffield United: Bramall Lane prepares to stage key England clash

Places at this summer’s Toulon Tournament, as well as the European under-21 Championships, will be at stake when England under-21’s host Ukraine at Bramall Lane next week.

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Jamal Blackman of Sheffield Utd collets the ball under pressure from Daryl Murphy of Nottingham Forest. Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Forget the future - Jamal Blackman’s focus is all on Sheffield United’s promotion push

On-loan goalkeeper Jamal Blackman will postpone discussions about his future until the end of the season after revealing he wants to focus on Sheffield United’s push for back to back promotions instead.

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Sheffield United: Which striker does Billy Sharp predict will play a key role in Championship promotion push?

Billy Sharp is convinced Ched Evans, his fellow centre-forward, has an important role to play as Sheffield United chase back to back promotions.
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VIDEO: Sheffield United quartet prepare to report for international duty as Wales chief makes David Brooks admission

Four members of Sheffield United’s first team squad are preparing to report for international duty after being called-up by their respective countries.

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Blades v Forest

Match Report: Sheffield United 0, Nottingham Forest 0

At any other time of the season, this would have been an okay-ish result.
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Leon Clarke hopes to face Aitor Karanka's side: David Klein/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Manager considers a selection ‘gamble’ as his team battles for play-off qualification

Sheffield United will consider a number of variables, including the amount of games left to play this season, before deciding whether or not Leon Clarke and David Brooks start tomorrow’s game against Nottingham Forest.

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Lee Evans says Sheffield United's players are prepared to work hard for each other: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Midfielder says lack of expensive household names is Bramall Lane’s secret weapon in this season’s promotion battle

Lee Evans has cited a lack of fashionable, household names as one of Sheffield United’s greatest strengths in the battle for Championship play-off qualification.

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Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder says nobody will ever repeat Brian Clough's achievements: Robin Parker/Sportimage

‘It’s bad for our game that no one will match Brian’

Earlier this week, after completing his research on today’s opponents, Chris Wilder watched a film about the late, great Brian Clough.

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James Shield’s Sheffield United Column: What Chris Wilder ‘gets’ that others don’t

James Shield’s Sheffield United Column: What Chris Wilder ‘gets’ that others don’t

Sheffield United supporters will shed no tears over West Ham’s current plight.

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Daniel Lafferty has impressed Chris Wilder with his attitude and approach: Sportimage

Sheffield United: Chris Wilder explains why Daniel Lafferty is a ‘priceless’ player at Bramall Lane

Daniel Lafferty has kept himself in contention for a return to Sheffield United’s starting eleven by impressing coaching staff with his unselfish approach.

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Enda Stevens is an ardent Republic of Ireland supporter: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Enda Stevens says his club and his country have plenty in common

Having taken a moment to consider the question, Enda Stevens concedes no, perhaps it isn’t quite as stupid as he first thought.

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Jamal Blackman is expected to start against Nottingham Forest tomorrow: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Blades consider goalkeeper swoop as Chris Wilder hits-out as conspiracy theorists

Sheffield United will consider offering Jamal Blackman the chance of a permanent move to Bramall Lane if the goalkeeper makes a strong finish to the season.

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