Chris Wilder reveals whether his ambitions for Sheffield United's season have changed after impressive start to life back in Premier League

Premier League survival was the aim for Sheffield United on their return to the top flight – and the club's goals remain the same despite their impressive start to the season.

Thursday, 12th December 2019, 12:39 pm
Updated Thursday, 12th December 2019, 12:39 pm

The Blades moved on to 22 points – over halfway to the ‘survival mark’ of 40 - with Sunday's victory at Norwich.

Wilder said: "We're not at 40 points yet, we're a long way off. Remaining consistent is the message to my players. Look at the next game and keep accumulating points and keep adding to it.

"We're in a healthy position and we'd like to cement that and move it forward."

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Sheffield United's manager Chris Wilder leads his team into battle against Aston Villa this weekend: Joe Giddens/PA Wire.

Wilder reported "a few tight bodies" following the Norwich win but stopped short of revealing any new injury issues ahead of Saturday's home game against Aston Villa.

Mo Besic caught the eye at Carrow Road and his performance from the bench could see the on-loan Everton midfielder come into Wilder's thinking for a starting place.