Sheffield United: Actions speak louder than words as manager confirms he will not tolerate complacent players

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder loves his team's attitude and outloook
Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder loves his team's attitude and outloook

Chris Wilder, the Sheffield United manager, is confident his players will not become complacent despite their encouraging start to the new season.

United reached the international break third in the Championship table, only two points behind early leaders Leeds, after dismantling Aston Villa last weekend.

That result was their fourth straight league success but Wilder, acknowledging it highlighted the potential of Bramall Lane's first team squad, insisted he was now focused on extending that winning run.

"We've had one really good result and performance but that's all it is," Wilder, reflecting on the 4-1 victory over Villa, said. "There are a couple of clubs in this division who talk the talk but don't always walk the walk. I won't allow that to happen here. 

"We're humble. I'm a humble manager. You always try and create special days and it was a special day. But that's all it was. It's something to build on."

United return to action when they visit sixth-placed Bristol City next weekend. Before then, midfielder Paul Coutts is scheduled to continue his comeback from a long-term injury during a development fixture against Charlton Athletic.  

"We won't get carried away," Wilder said. "The key is keeping it moving forward That's the attitude of the lads. They want to keep driving things on."