Sheffield United: Chris Wilder reveals his No.1 pre-season target for the Blades
Chris Wilder praised the attitude of his Sheffield United players after their 3-2 victory at Bradford City last night.
United continued their 100 per cent pre-season record, after beating Stocksbridge and Maritimo, as goals from John Fleck, Leon Clarke and Billy Sharp sealed victory at Valley Parade.
And Wilder admitted: "I've said before to the players that pre-season is really important, not just in terms of the work we put into the players but their attitude, too.
"And I've got to say that in my time here, apart from a little bit of a disappointing night at Halifax [in July 2016] we've been right at it right the way through the last three pre-seasons. And we were at it again in the first half at Bradford.
Car salesman must pay out over £13,000 after he sold a dangerous vehicle to a Sheffield customer
Flockton Park Sheffield: Park taped off by police as officers carry out search
Police probe launched after man armed with knife demands car keys from driver filling up at Sheffield petrol station
These are the most annoying things you can say to somebody from Sheffield - don't mention John Lewis
Are there Doncaster Sheffield Airport queues today? Advice on parking, fast track, airport hotels, lounges
"These games matter to me in terms of wanting to win. We had that over in Portugal [against Maritimo] when we scored late on to win a tight game... I want them to have those feelings of being successful and winning games.
"Obviously league points are very precious and hard to come by, and I want us to get into a mentality. And we've got that.
"We were outstanding in the first half but were a bit disappointed for 10 or 15 minutes in the second half. If I was a player in their changing room at half time, I'd have expected a bit of a rocket because they barely laid a glove on us in the first half.
"We had some great openings, created some great chances and scored a couple of fabulous goals."