Sheffield United head coach Chris Wilder has told BT Sport that he is trying to keep his players grounded after they got closer to promotion following their 3-0 win over Hull City.

The Blades moved back into 2nd place on Good Friday after they won while promotion rivals Leeds United lost to Wigan Athletic. A win against Yorkshire rivals Hull would get them even closer to the promised land though it will be a tough task against a Tigers side that have often been a tricky task against top Championship sides this season.

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But United ended up brushing Hull aside like they were nothing today. David McGoldrick put them ahead after just ten minutes later and he got another just twelve minutes later. And United were able to win the game before the half ended when Enda Stevens was able to head in.

Wilder was obviously delighted with the win but he was keen to make sure his players kept their feet on the ground as the promotion race isn’t over yet. He said: “We’ve not taken any short-cuts and we needed a big weekend.”

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“Our preparation was good. To win games at the top end of the Championship you’ve got to tick a lot of boxes, and we ticked a lot of boxes.”

“The position speaks for itself – 85 points with two games to go.”

“We’ve just to get our heads down and recover well. We’re in (training) tomorrow and we’ve just got to make sure we prepare in the right way.”

“We need to focus and make sure we take the opportunity on Saturday (at home to Ipswich).”

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“We are playing at a decent standard. We are in good nick.”


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