Sheffield United head coach Chris Wilder has told the Sheffield Star that Samir Carruthers will still get chances in the first team.

The 24-year-old midfielder signed for the Blades in the last January transfer window and has been in and out of the first team ever since. This season he has made 16 appearances and has scored once in the thrilling 5-4 loss against Fulham. But he has not played in the first team yet in 2018 with some reports saying that he was set to leave the club during this transfer window.

Wilder has confirmed that those reports are true and that some teams were trying to sign him. However those movies did not work out and Carruthers will remain a Sheffield United player until the end of the season. And even though he was close to leaving the club, Wilder has said that he will still get chances in the first team and needs to work hard so he can take them when they come up.

He said: “There were a couple of interested clubs. But it did not materialise.”

“Sami will come into the group and he has to work hard and get us head down and you never know. We had a situation at the start of the season where we had five strikers out. You never know what is around the corner.”

Next up for Sheffield United will be the Yorkshire derby against Leeds United. Carruthers will be hoping to return to the first team for what will be a great match.

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