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Blades showing nerves of steel as they edge towards promotion

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder said his side will not relent until they are promoted as they increased their decisive lead in the League One table with a 2-0 win over play-off pushing Millwall on Tuesday night.

Goals from Jack O’Connell and Kieran Freeman took the Blades unbeaten run to 11 matches and promotion to the Championship could be secured next Wednesday with a win over Coventry if other results go in their favour.

Wilder said: “There’s total belief amongst the players, they all believe in themselves and each other and you can see that with the way they’re playing, and the confidence they’re showing.

“Everyone else in the promotion race will be looking at it and asking who’s going to start showing the nerves and the pressure, and it’s not us.

“Whether we’ve had to defend well and preserve a clean sheet, or we’ve got the ball down and played some really good football, the players have that belief and confidence in abundance.

“I think anyone who’s watching us, and has watched us over the season, will be enjoying what they’re seeing.”

Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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