Sheffield United news LIVE: Chris Wilder on injuries, systems and fans returning ahead of Blades' trip to Southampton

It’s Friday, there’s yet another Sunday kick-off coming up and that means one thing… it’s press conference day.

Friday, 11th December 2020, 2:43 pm

We’ll have all the latest team news from the Blades camp as United get ready to head to the coast to take on Southampton in Sunday’s lunchtime clash.

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Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder takes his side to Southampton on Sunday and is speaking to the media today ahead of that trip south. (Photo by Nick Potts - Pool/Getty Images)

Sheffield United news LIVE: Chris Wilder’s press conference

Last updated: Friday, 11 December, 2020, 17:38

  • The Blades take on Southampton on Saturday
  • Chris Wilder spoke to the media today ahead of the trip to St Mary’s
  • Max Lowe also appeared at the press conference this morning

Why Chris Wilder believes this will be a season like no other

Despite his side’s run of form, Wilder remains convinced survival remains an achievable and realistic target for a squad of players with a habit of surpassing expectations…

Why Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder believes this will be a Premier League season like no other

By rights it should already be over. After losing 10 of their last 11 matches and slipping to the foot of the table, Sheffield United would, in normal circumstances, have already been bracing themselves for a return to the Championship.

Full steam ahead for Southampton

An actual 3pm kick off... wow!

The date has been set for United’s FA Cup tie at Bristol Rovers… and it’s an actual Saturday 3pm game!

The Blades will face The Gas on January 9, 2021, at the Memorial Stadium.  The tie will also be shown live on BT Sport Digital platforms.

What limbs in the away end, too

Wilder on the issue of fans

What Wilder said about his left-hand side...

Will this key trio be back in time to face the Saints?

Mousset back on the grass

Chris Wilder pays tribute to late Alex Sabella

It coincided with my early years at the Lane, in 78 I was 10/11 so it was my early introduction to Sheffield United, and he was a fabulous player. A brilliant signing from Harry Haslam and Danny Bergara, who I knew well and was instrumental in bringing Alex over. 

It was a really forward-thinking move. He didn't stay as long as our punters would have liked and moved up the road but for us to sign him at the time was fabulous and he went on to coach and manage his national side. Sympathy to his family and he's fondly remembered by the older generation of Sheffield United fans, which I am one of.

Wilder when asked about Che Adams...

As you've heard in the national press, I am selfish and want our club to do well. They leave our club for a reason, we shake hands and then I deal with the players still at the club.

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