Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder says the transfer deadline ‘in a sense, didn’t mean anything’, as they still plan on being active in the loan window (Sheffield Star). He was quick to reassure Blades fans despite the fact no players were brought in on deadline day.

Sheffield United certainly were not the only club that failed to add any players on this unique day, with the former Northampton Town boss pointing out that it is ‘the way of things’. He said he was aware of worries prior to the club signing some players, and then signing others saw expectations rise. Wilder understands how everything works in the eyes of the fans.

Back-to-back defeats has certainly caused some worry among the Bramall Lane faithful, but Wilder intends to be busy in adding some new faces,

“We brought in (David) McGoldrick, who is a good player by the way, and I was reading ‘Wilder can’t attract top players and the board have got ambition.’ Then we signed John Egan and McGoldrick and it all changed.

“Then, when Ben Woodburn came in, it went to another level. Suddenly I was reading how we were going to win the league. I’m sat there thinking ‘hang on’ but that’s the way of things now I suppose.

“In a sense, the deadline didn’t really mean anything because in the (English Football) League, we can still do business and that’s what we’re looking to do.”

Sheffield United travel to Loftus Road this weekend to take on Queens Park Rangers as they look to get their first Sky Bet Championship points on the board for the campaign.


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