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Sheffield United: John Lundstram proves a point to manager Chris Wilder

John Lundstram deserves respect for coping with the ‘ridiculous hype’ surrounding his presence in Sheffield United’s starting eleven, manager Chris Wilder has claimed.

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Leon Clarke has worn the captain's armband in the last two games: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Blades boss explains why he has no problems handing Leon Clarke the armband when captain Billy Sharp goes off

Chris Wilder, the Sheffield United manager, has no plans to appoint a new vice-captain after Paul Coutts was ruled-out for the rest of the season through injury.

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Chris Wilder (left) says attack is the best form of defence: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Chris Wilder reveals why his team’s will always attack, no matter what the situation

Chris Wilder last night insisted nothing, not even being reduced to 10 men, will stop Sheffield United trying to win games of football so long as he remains in charge at Bramall Lane.

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Gareth Bale, who is expected to leave Real Madrid next summer, according to today's football rumour mill.

RUMOUR MILL: Bale to leave Real Madrid in summer, while Wenger gives Giroud an Arsenal lifeline

Welsh wizard Gareth Bale has agreed to leave European champions Real Madrid in the summer, according to today’s football transfer grapevine.

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Worksop Town manager, Ryan Hindley.

Worksop Town beaten by the weather

The so-called Sandy Lane derby in Worksop fell victim to the cold weather on Saturday.

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Rainy Action from the match between Worksop Town & Handsworth at Worksop

Worksop host leaders in the Sandy Lane derby

Worksop Town host Handsworth Parramore on Saturday in the ninth competitive ‘Sandy Lane derby’.

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James Shield’s Sheffield United Column: Show some ambition but be sensible and stick to a budget

James Shield’s Sheffield United Column: Show some ambition but be sensible and stick to a budget

Unlike Eugen Trica, who was so incensed by events during a recent CSM Politehnica Iasi fixture he marched out of the stadium, Chris Wilder stayed until the bitter end of last weekend’s Championship defeat to Millwall.

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Video: Championship Player of the Month Leon Clarke believes back-to-back promotions is an achievable target for Sheffield United

Leon Clarke is convinced Sheffield United are capable of mounting a serious push for Premier League football, providing they do not let their standards slip.

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Richard Stearman says manager Chris Wilder is right to defy convention

Sheffield United: Richard Stearman says Chris Wilder’s willingness to defy convention has strengthened his bond with Bramall Lane’s squad

Supporters called it commendable, commentators cathartic and David Brooks, one of those on the receiving end, thoroughly deserved.

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George Baldock could return to action tonight: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: How Chris Wilder got himself bunkered as his team prepared for tonight’s meeting with Bristol City

Chris Wilder doesn’t do spin, doesn’t do double-speak or, as his latest pre-match briefing demonstrated, sporting analogies.

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Chris Wilder tells it like it is: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United Fan’s Column: Even Sheffield Wednesday fans envy our straight-talking manager

Straight after Chris Wilder’s post-match interview on Radio Sheffield last Saturday a Wednesday fan got through on “Praise or Grumble”.

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Retford United v Worksop Town, Saturday February 4th 2017. Kyle Jordan scores for Worksop.

Striker bids emotional farewell to Worksop Town

A footballer whose association with Worksop Town stretches back 10 years says he is ‘devastated’ to have left the club this week.

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RUMOUR MILL: Could this Manchester United star be heading for the Old Trafford exit?

RUMOUR MILL: Could this Manchester United star be heading for the Old Trafford exit?

Here are the stories making today’s back pages.

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Sheffield United return to action against Bristol City tomorrow night

Sheffield United: ‘Do not underestimate what these boys are doing’ Chris Wilder urges as his team prepares for Bristol City showdown

Chris Wilder, the Sheffield United manager, has leapt to the defence of his players, describing their achievements this season as “outstanding”.

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Chris Wilder has told his players to put what happened at Millwall behind them ahead of tomorrow's clash with Bristol City: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: ‘Let’s put all of this behind us’

When he began addressing the media at Sheffield United’s training ground yesterday, Chris Wilder’s mood spoke volumes.

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Chris Wilder says there are similarities between Sheffield United and tomorrow's opponents Bristol City: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Mutual respect between The Blades and Bristol City ahead of tomorrow’s clash at Bramall Lane

Chris Wilder has drawn comparisons between Sheffield United and Bristol City ahead of their meeting at Bramall Lane tomorrow night.

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Paul Coutts is back at the Steelphalt Academy: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Paul Coutts returns to the training ground

Paul Coutts has returned to Sheffield United as he begins his recovery from a season-ending injury.

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RUMOUR MILL: De Gea - ‘Pay and I’ll stay’; Messi turns down City

RUMOUR MILL: De Gea - ‘Pay and I’ll stay’; Messi turns down City

David de Gea wants Manchester United to pay him what the top earners at Real Madrid earn if they want him to stay at Old Trafford.

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Nathan Thomas has been backed to succeed by manager Chris Wilder: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Some players at Bramall Lane do receive special treatment, manager Chris Wilder confirms

Jose Mourinho once revealed he had no interest in players beyond his starting eleven, arguing that investing time and energy on those unavailable for selection was an utter waste of time.

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Ched Evans could return to action shortly: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Striker set to bolster The Blades attacking options

Ched Evans could be declared available for selection over the Christmas period, Sheffield United believe, after making good progress in his recovery from injury.

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