Why Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder was so impressed by performances of Leeds United 'target' and ex-Forest man in FA Cup win over Millwall

Luke Freeman and Ben Osborn were handed rare starts

Saturday, 25th January 2020, 8:00 pm

Chris Wilder was delighted by the performances of fringe men Luke Freeman and Ben Osborn during Sheffield United's FA Cup win at Millwall this afternoon.

United booked their place in Monday's fifth-round draw with a 2-0 win at The Den, thanks to goals from midfielders Mo Besic and man of the match Ollie Norwood.

Wilder made five changes to his side with players like Osborn and Freeman given rare chances to impress.

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Jack Robinson of Sheffield Utd replaces Luke Freeman: Robin Parker/Sportimage

And the Blades boss said: "There were good performances from Ben and Luke. The boys have found it difficult to get into the team and it's not the easiest... when they go to a new club and want to play.

"But they showed their characters. Any opportunity they had to get forward, they took and I was delighted for them.

"I enjoyed today... really, really enjoyed it."