WATCH: Sheffield United's Regan Slater takes the plaudits after Blades' FA Cup victory at Ipswich Town

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Sheffield United advanced into the fourth round of the FA Cup after beating Ipswich at Portman Road yesterday - and manager Chris Wilder was keen to ensure one member of his squad savoured the occasion.

Regan Slater, the 18-year-old captain of United's academy, replaced goalscorer Nathan Thomas at half-time at Portman Road and caught the eye with an industrious showing, in just his third senior outing for the Blades.

And at the full-time whistle, Wilder made sure Slater soaked up the plaudits from United's 1,000-strong away following.

Wilder praised one crunching tackle by Slater, on Manchester City loanee Bersant Celina as his "personal highlight" of the game, adding: "He's absolutely cemented their lad. That's made in Sheffield."

Wilder, who made eight changes to his starting XI with Friday's Steel City Derby against Wednesday in mind, added: "I think we had some good chances just after half-time to take the game away from the opposition so we were a bit frustrated that we didn't.

"Both teams made a few changes and fortunately our changes were just a touch better on the day than the opposition. It was a good goal... a cracking strike to win it.

"The consistency of the attitude by my team pleased me immensely and I have really enjoyed today. It wasn't a free-flowing performance but it just shows what our players are all about that they pull a shirt on and they want to win."

Chris Wilder and Regan Slater

Chris Wilder and Regan Slater