Sheffield United: Why Dave Bassett has been so impressed with Chris Wilder's Blades in the Premier League this season

Former Sheffield United manager Dave Bassett has revealed why he is so impressed with the Blades' start to life in the Premier League this season.

Monday, 2nd December 2019, 5:00 pm
Updated Monday, 2nd December 2019, 5:05 pm
Chris Wilder, Kevin Gage and Dave Bassett

The Blades, now managed by one of Bassett’s former players in Chris Wilder, missed the chance to go FIFTH in the top flight at the weekend when they drew 1-1 with Europa League side Wolves.

The result, though, extended their unbeaten record to seven games and also continued their run without losing away from Bramall Lane, which stretches back to the start of the top flight season.

And Bassett, who led United to two promotions during his time at Bramall Lane, told Alan Biggs’ Sheffield Live TV show why he is so impressed with Wilder’s men.

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“You can see the players are good,” he said. “They’ve encouraged themselves and taken the opportunity to perform at a higher level. Alright, there’s still a long way to go but they’ve shown they’re not out of place there.

“John Lundstram is playing better than last year, John Fleck has been continually good, Ollie Nowood is performing with the same competency, George Baldock and Enda Stevens have pushed on. David McGoldrick was a free transfer and has done superbly for Chris…

“The spirit is important. For me at Wimbledon and United it was vital. It’s not always easy to get team spirit but Chris has it, and all the club is pulling in the same direction.”