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James Shield

Chris Wilder, the Sheffield United manager: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Whatever his true thoughts on a matter threatening to engulf English football, Chris Wilder has refused to provide Leeds with any extra incentive in their push for Premier League status by dismissing the furore surrounding 'Spygate'.
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David McGoldrick scored the winning goal against Queens Park Rangers: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

George Baldock looked confused. Not with the scoreline or Sheffield United's position in the table. Even Steve McClaren, despite accusing Queens Park Rangers of contributing to their own downfall, insisted they possess both the wit and the wherewithal to secure Premier League football.
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Steve McClaren is a big admirer of Sheffield United: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Steve McClaren does not expect Sheffield United to fall away in this season's race for promotion, arguing Chris Wilder's squad boast all the hallmarks of a top six Championship team.
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The Star's Sheffield United writer James Shield

As Sheffield United moved back into the Championship's automatic promotion places following a 1-0 win over Queens Park Rangers, The Star's James Shield analyses the key moments and talking points to emerge from the game.
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The Star's Sheffield United Writer James Shield

David McGoldrick's 10th goal of the season lifted Sheffield United into the automatic promotion places as they beat Queens Park Rangers 1-0 at Bramall Lane this afternoon.
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Billy Sharp: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United captain Billy Sharp has welcomed Gary Madine to Bramall Lane, dismissing claims he endures a difficult relationship with his new team mate.
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The Star's Sheffield United Writer James Shield

No owner, manager or player is bigger than the club and so, with that in mind, the most important piece of news at Bramall Lane this month is not Gary Madine's arrival on loan but rather South Yorkshire Police's call for matches between Sheffield United and his former employers Sheffield Wednesday to be prohibited from taking place at weekends.
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Oliver Norwood shared digs with Gary Madine as a youngster: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Oliver Norwood was still an aspiring young footballer trying to make his way in the men's game when he first met Gary Madine.
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David McGoldrick (left) and Oliver Norwood: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United should be targeting automatic promotion, not play-off qualification, according to Oliver Norwood.
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Kieran Dowell is preparing to make his Championship debut for Sheffield United against Queens Park Rangers tomorrow after impressing manager Chris Wilder during last weekend's FA Cup tie against Barnet.
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Gary Madine has signed on loan for the rest of the season: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Given that Chris Wilder has won more league matches than any other manager in the top four tiers of English football over the past three years, it is fair to say he knows a thing or two about systems and making them work.
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Gary Madine this week signed on loan from Cardiff City

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has admitted he confronted Gary Madine about social media footage of him criticising Billy Sharp ahead of the centre-forward's arrival on loan from Cardiff City, before urging supporters to give the club's new signing their full backing.
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