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Sheffield United’s striking struggles worried Chris Wilder

Wed 30 December 2020 | 16:40

Sheffield United's boss expressed dissatisfaction with his team’s week performance as the number of their games without a win reached 19.

Sheffield

’s 1-0 defeat to

Burnley

led them to three consecutive defeats, scoring just two of 48 points by the end of this year.

They are the lowest scorers in the lower half of the league table with just eight goals, Burnley having pulled clear with

Ben Mee

’s winner on Tuesday evening.

Wilder

suggested  with a touch of glows humor to arrest that slide:

“About £30-40million and £70-80,000 a week.”

In the absence of these lavish expenditures in January, it will be a case of tapping into the formula that saw the United finish ninth in the previous campaign on the back of 14 victories.

“We had more possession against Burnley, but possession doesn’t win football matches,”

said Wilder.

“We were disappointing yet again in that final third. We need to find that quality, that cutting edge to unlock (teams). There was lots of possession, lots of the ball, but nothing to really hurt them or open them up.”

Wilder insists that no one in the club has thrown the towel, despite a relegation seems like a possibility now.

Citing the same motivation that led the club to 100 points per season, having previously been promoted from league one in 2016/17, he said:  “

We have to go right to the end, regardless of our position.

“We went right to the end when we were promoted with four games to go and went on to get 100 points because that’s our obligation: to go and leave everything out there.

“It’s not a case of having a bad round of golf after 11 holes and saying, ‘I’m going in’. You’ve got to see it out. So we’re going to recover, get ready for another game at the weekend and the players and myself will keep going. There’s no other way to approach it.”

 

 

 

 

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