Chris: We won’t go Wild af­ter Hoops win

Daily Star Sunday - - RESULT! - By NATHAN HEMMINGHAM

CHRIS WILDER in­sists his play­ers will not get car­ried away de­spite this victory lift­ing Sh­effield United to sec­ond in the ta­ble.

The Blades made it four league wins on the bounce and moved to within four points of Leeds courtesy of David McGoldrick’s 10th goal of the sea­son eight min­utes be­fore half-time.

And Wilder says al­though he wants ev­ery­one to en­joy the fact his home­town club are in the au­to­matic places, he is adamant no one will be talk­ing about pro­mo­tion.

He said: “It’s hu­man na­ture to put the TV on when you walk into the dress­ing room and have a look at the ta­ble.

“We would rather be sec­ond top than sec­ond bot­tom and un­der­stand­ably it was a good re­ac­tion from the lads when they saw the re­sults.

“The key for me now is to keep them grounded. We have taken an­other step for­ward and we must keep push­ing ahead.”

In a game of few chances United sealed the victory in the 37th minute.

Enda Stevens did well ini­tially, driv­ing for­ward be­fore lay­ing the ball back to Oliver Nor­wood who de­liv­ered a pin­point cross for McGoldrick to head home.

The Blades put the vis­i­tors un­der heavy pres­sure in the sec­ond half but could not turn their pos­ses­sion into goals.

Stevens was inches away from wrap­ping up the game five min­utes from time and Luke Free­man was a whisker away from snatch­ing a point for the vis­i­tors with a late drive that went the wrong side of the post.

Rangers boss Steve McClaren was disappointed to see their six-match un­beaten run come to an end.

He said: “It was a very good game with two teams go­ing toe to toe and slog­ging it out.

“There wasn’t a great deal in it. Their goal was their only shot on tar­get and we are disappointed not to have scored.

“We did not have enough qual­ity in the fi­nal third and it was a huge dis­ap­point­ment to lose be­cause I didn’t think we de­served to.

“We had chances but our fi­nal ball was not of the qual­ity it has been in re­cent weeks.”

QUAL­ITY FIN­ISH: McGoldrick

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