Why Chesterfield’s John Pemberton had a meeting with Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder

John Pemberton has revealed he had a meeting with Chris Wilder about the possibility of bringing in players from Sheffield United.

Friday, 17th January 2020, 2:09 pm

The pair played together at Bramall Lane under Dave Bassett in the early 90s and met during a recent United under-23 game at the Proact Stadium.

"He gave me a list of what would be available,” said Pemberton.

"Chrissy was great, he was very supportive.

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Chris Wilder manager of Sheffield United. Photo: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

"I know him well, I played with him for years, so we go back a long time but he has not got a massive squad himself.

"What I don't want to do is bring too many of other people's youngsters in because then we are back down the same channel where they are inexperienced and what I don't want to do is guarantee them going straight in the team because we are in a relegation fight.”