Chris: We won’t go Wild after Hoops win
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