"The right thing to do" - Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder reveals his preferred conclusion to season amid coronavirus crisis

Chris Wilder, the Sheffield United manager, insists the current Premier League season must be completed after being postponed following the coronavirus outbreak.

Monday, 23rd March 2020, 4:35 pm
Sheffield United's manager Chris Wilder gestures on the touchline: LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images

Wilder's men will not play until the end of April at the very earliest, after all football in England and Wales was postponed to try and limit the spread of Covid-19.

United are seventh in the table with a game in hand on fifth-placed Manchester United.

And Wilder told the Daily Mail: "The idea of freezing positions as they are now is not for me, even though you look at the table and think it wouldn’t be a bad result for this club from a selfish point of view.

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“At first, I didn’t want to play the remaining games behind closed doors but my point of view now is that, if that is what it has to be in order to finish the season, then that is what it has to be.

“There’s no compromise in this. We have to finish the season, however long it takes. [The season] is a race. It is 38 games. No matter how many points somebody is ahead or how many points somebody is behind, it’s sport and anything can happen.

"You go through the history of sport, from Devon Loch falling near the end of the Grand National to a collapse by a golfer after 16 holes.

"Right the way through, there are tales of people cantering to the finishing line and not getting over it. It’s the most prestigious league in the world. To finish it would be the right thing to do."