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Sheffield United: Blades boss Chris Wilder draws up contingency plans for life without on-loan duo

Chris Wilder has devised a set of contingency plans to stop Sheffield United being left in the lurch should Jamal Blackman and Cameron Carter-Vickers leave Bramall Lane next month.

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Despair for Jack O'Connell. Pics: Sportimage

Preston 1, Sheffield United 0: Basham reveals players held post-match inquest after Blades' Deepdale despair

Chris Basham is Sheffield United’s ‘go to man’ after a disappointing result. The veritable safe pair of hands capable of toeing the party line and dealing with awkward questions.

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Match Report: Preston North End 1, Sheffield United 0

When Leon Clarke went close only seconds into this fixture, Sheffield United appeared destined to enjoy a profitable afternoon.

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Mark Duffy, John Fleck and Leon Clarke are valuable assets: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

James Shield’s Sheffield United Column: Give Chris Wilder a chance next month, because his sums always add up

Football, as someone famous probably never said, is a game of opinions.

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George Baldock has fond memories of his time in Iceland: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: George Baldock on football, rotten fish and having a whale of a time in Iceland

Whatever the weather, no matter how treacherous the conditions surrounding Deepdale, George Baldock knows tomorrow’s journey to Preston North End will be positively mundane compared to one he undertook during a loan spell in Iceland at the beginning of his career.

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John Fleck will miss tomorrow's game through suspension: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: ‘We are more than just a club’ manager Chris Wilder says

When Chris Wilder attended the Senior Blades Christmas lunch on Wednesday, he expected to spend the afternoon enjoying a few drinks, eating good food and exchanging pleasantries with supporters.

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Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino

Sheffield United: Cameron Carter-Vickers is set to stay at Bramall Lane

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder is confident Tottenham Hotspur will not recall on-loan defender Cameron Carter-Vickers next month after holding talks with the Premier League club.

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John Lundstram is getting better with every game: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United Fan’s Column: John Lundstram gets better and better plus being kind to the boss

At the end of the home defeats to Norwich City and Fulham the players were cheered and applauded off the pitch.

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Sheffield United: ‘I’ll never ask my players to con a referee’ says Chris Wilder

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder will never ask his players to try and deceive referees, despite claiming their sportsmanship has gone unrecognised in recent weeks.

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Sheffield United: Blades refuse to give-up on their midfield transfer target

Sheffield United are expected to submit another bid for Ryan Leonard ahead of next month’s transfer window.

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Sheffield United: Derek Geary says young guns will be ready for Birmingham City test

Derek Geary says Sheffield United’s recent victory over Birmingham City will count for nothing when the two clubs meet in the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup next month.

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Cameron Carter-Vickers is scheduled to remain at Bramall Lane until the end of the season: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Blades will press Spurs for an answer about Cameron Carter-Vickers’ loan

Sheffield United have been warned they could lose Cameron Carter-Vickers next month after Mauricio Pochettino, Tottenham Hotspur’s manager, revealed the defender’s season-long loan agreement contains a break clause.

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Ryan Leonard is one of Sheffield United's transfer targets next month

Sheffield United: How The Blades have stolen a march in the race for Ryan Leonard

Sheffield United continued to monitor Ryan Leonard’s displays despite failing to sign him last summer, The Star understands, as Chris Wilder prepares to make another approach for the Southend midfielder.

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Chris Basham is one of Sheffield United's most versatile players: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Why aren’t there more players like Chris Basham?

When George Baldock joined Kieron Freeman on the treatment table earlier this season, Chris Wilder immediately summoned Chris Basham to the Steelphalt Academy’s bootroom.

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John Lundstram has impressed manager Chris Wilder: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: John Lundstram proves a point to manager Chris Wilder

John Lundstram deserves respect for coping with the ‘ridiculous hype’ surrounding his presence in Sheffield United’s starting eleven, manager Chris Wilder has claimed.

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Leon Clarke has worn the captain's armband in the last two games: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Blades boss explains why he has no problems handing Leon Clarke the armband when captain Billy Sharp goes off

Chris Wilder, the Sheffield United manager, has no plans to appoint a new vice-captain after Paul Coutts was ruled-out for the rest of the season through injury.

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Chris Wilder (left) says attack is the best form of defence: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Chris Wilder reveals why his team’s will always attack, no matter what the situation

Chris Wilder last night insisted nothing, not even being reduced to 10 men, will stop Sheffield United trying to win games of football so long as he remains in charge at Bramall Lane.

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Dejection for Richard Stearman of Sheffield Utd during the Championship match at Bramall Lane Stadium, Sheffield. Simon Bellis/Sportimage

We won’t change our attacking ways, says Sheffield United star

Goalkeeper Simon Moore believes it would be a mistake for Sheffield United to abandon their attacking principles, despite admitting a failure to keep clean sheets has seen them lose ground on the automatic promotion places.

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Chris Wilder

Sheffield United: Wilder not despondent over Blades slump

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder is refusing to be downhearted by his team’s slide from first to sixth in the Championship table.

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Simon Moore with Richard Stearman following the defeat to Bristol City

Sheffield United: Moore will guide Chelsea loanee Blackman despite competition for place

Simon Moore has promised to support Jamal Blackman through the latest phase of his Sheffield United career, despite seizing the on-loan youngster’s place in Chris Wilder’s starting eleven.

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