Sheffield United head coach Chris Wilder has told The Star that he wants some perspective following a 1-1 draw with Millwall.

It has not been a great weekend for United in the promotion race. In their 3pm fixture against Millwall, they ended up drawing when Jake Cooper scored a dramatic 95th minute equaliser against them, costing them a vital win. Then in the late kick-off, Leeds United were able to extend their lead in the automatic promotion spots by beating Sheffield Wednesday 1-0.

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This has caused a lot of worry among Sheffield United fans as they are concerned that the dream of automatic promotion may be over, leaving United to the play-offs, something the Blades have traditionally been very poor in. But Wilder has appealed for calm and has asked for a little more perspective, saying that the one point they got against Millwall could still be the difference in getting promoted or not.

He said: “We’re third in the division, so it’s about perspective a little bit. We were disappointed on Saturday, I understand that – manager, staff, players and supporters.”

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“If a team now wins three or four of their last games then they deserve to go up.”

“We didn’t deserve to win against Millwall from my point of view, but was it a point gained or two lost? Now, it feels like two lost but you never know what number will get you over the finish line.”

“That will only be decided after the last game.”

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