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Sheffield’s coach believes in his boys

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According to Sheffield United coach, Chris Wilder, his team can survive in the English Premier League as it faces Arsenal tomorrow.

Newly promoted club Sheffield United is currently sitting in the 15th position of the English Premier League with nine points.

The team is one unit ahead of the relegation zone.

But manager Chris Wilder believes his team can survive in England’s top-flight.

“The biggest thing, the best thing, is getting everyone back on board,” he told Four Four Two.

“Seeing the fans as they are, at one with the boys if you like, that’s the bit that really stands out for me.”

“I think it’s important at every club. When you don’t have it there, it’s very rare you are going to be successful,” he said.

“Success, of course, is relative. But the crowd relates to this team and the players because of how they go about their business.”

He commented: “Of course there are opinions. But when this club has been at it’s best, there’s been a togetherness.”

“The players also relate to the crowd. I’ve been in changing rooms where players have slagged supporters off and I’ve been out and about when supporters have hammered players.”

“I’ve never had that feeling when players are saying ‘forget that lot out there. We’re in it ourselves’. It’s happened before when players go insular,” he commented.

“But I’ve never felt that here. Never. OK, people might have a moan about individual performances or results. But these lads never leave themselves open for it. They leave everything out there.”

“The level of support we’ve received has been outstanding. I think that’s because they’ve seen what we’ve achieved and how we’ve gone about it. It’s been incredible at Bramall Lane,” he concluded.