Home comforts: How positive vibe at Bramall Lane can return Sheffield United to the Championship

CHRIS WILDER believes Sheffield United's home form can take the club over the finishing line in the race for automatic promotion.

Sheffield United boss, Chris Wilder. Picture: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

The Blades can tomorrow steal a match on their rivals when Millwall head to Bramall Lane.

With no-one else in the top six in action, United can move 13 points clear of third placed Fleetwood Town with victory.

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All three points - with rock bottom Coventry City next at the Lane a week on Wednesday - would be a major step towards ending United’s six-year exile from the Championship.

“We can get over the line with our home record,” said Wilder. “We have talked about the need for Bramall Lane being hostile for opposition players and fans when they walk through the door.

“Look at our opposition on Tuesday night, they have a fantastic home record and no-one likes to go down there because their fans get right behind their players and it is tough on the pitch.

“That is what we have created this year and the players deserve it, no doubt in my mind. Now is the time to drive the players on, they have a massive part to play in us getting out of the division.

“We leave everything out there and if the fans can do that over these next four games, in terms of voice and number, then I’m sure we can achieve what we’re looking to achieve.

“The fans have been outstanding. We haven’t had it all our own way and have lost games at home to Fleetwood and Walsall.

“But our home record has been first class.”

Daniel Lafferty is back in the squad after being an unused substitute for Northern Ireland in the weekend win over Norway but Caolan Lavery is out and set to undergo a scan on the injury he sustained in last Saturday’s draw at Oldham Athletic.