Sheffield United's boss’ departure was predictable, according to Billy Sharp.
was sacked after five years, and
claims that it was predictable considering the team’s performance despite the shock that the squad felt when it was confirmed.
"I have felt it was coming but it's always a shock when it happens,"
the veteran striker told Sky Sports, before turning to his side's showing at the King Power Stadium.
"It's no excuse but we went out there and put on a performance which was unacceptable.
"Whoever has gone out there this season, we have been poor. We have let each other down. We had one month where we picked up some good results and built some momentum then it's been back to where it was. We have lost what we had."
Despite all the criticism that Wilder has been facing, Sheffield's experienced striker thinks that there are some problems in the squad that should be solved. Sharp suggests that his side needs to be more aggressive and show some fighting spirit and unification.
"We need to stick together,"
"It's the only way. It's what we have built for four or five seasons. We need to do it in training. Training has slipped. Individual standards have slipped which goes through the team.
"When you come out on a Saturday there is a lack of belief. Today was terrible and one of the worst performances since I've been back at the club.
"It was always going to be difficult but the way we conceded those goals and the way we were on the ball was very poor."
Sheffield United will face the Blues in the FA Cup before their Premier League clash against Leeds.