Chris Wilder will not rest until Sheffield United achieve Premier League aim

A ‘relentless’ Chris Wilder will not allow Sheffield United’s Premier League campaign to end in disappointment.

That’s the view of Blades goalkeeper Simon Moore, who insists his manager is desperate to bring success to his hometown club.

Seventh-placed United restart the Premier League campaign – suspended for three months due to the coronavirus pandemic –next Wednesday evening, away at Aston Villa, when a win would see them climb to fifth in the table.

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For their first season back in the top flight, it has been an impressive season for the Blades over the opening 28 games.

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But Moore insists United remain hungry for more, as they look to bring European football back to Bramall Lane.

“We have got 10 games left, and we have got ourselves in a fantastic position,” said Moore. “The gaffer won’t let that slip, he is relentless.

“At the start of the season we were favourites to go down and now we have got a chance of going into Europe.

“Over the next six or seven weeks we will be doing everything we can to make that possible.”

Simon Moore, Sheffield United's No 2 (Picture: Darren Staples/Sportimage)

United were last in action on March 7, a 1-0 home win over Norwich City, but after several weeks back in training, the Blades players are eager to get on the pitch once more – even if it is behind closed doors.

“To get to this position and get football back on has been a good effort from everyone,” said Moore.

“Since we have returned there have been a lot of protocols to follow in training. It’s all new for staff and for us, it’s never happened before, and the way the club has dealt with it has been excellent. Taking it day by day, making sure we’re all safe and healthy, and an environment that coming back to training we have all been very comfortable with.

“It’s been a really difficult time for the whole country over the last few months. So it’s nice to get back to some sort of normality.

“It’s going to be very different playing behind closed doors. It won’t be the same without the fans but you have to adapt to every situation, and the lads are ready and raring to go after lockdown.

“It will be very strange, it will be like playing a reserve game when the stadium is empty and there is no-one there.”

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