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Wilder ready for Accrington

19 October 2012

Manager looks forward to Saturday

United go into tomorrow’s game against Accrington Stanley looking to bounce back after the disappointment of losing to Port Vale on Monday night. Defeat at Vale Park halted the momentum that United had picked up over three unbeaten games before that, and Manager Chris Wilder will be looking for his side to get Monday out of their system and focus on the positives as they take on Stanley.

“There’s no point in looking back or worrying about what we haven’t got,” Chris told Yellow Player. “We just have to look forward and look at what is available and how we can affect the league position. It’s very tight at the moment and there’s nothing in the league that says seven or eight teams are going to run away with it. We have played the top two sides, good sides playing with a lot of confidence and a lot of stability, and I think it’s up for grabs after that.

“We have played a lot of the top sides, and I have seen all of the sides in the division, and I don’t think there is a lot in it but we need to keep picking points up and keep in the mix.“

Andy Whing is set for his first start of the season and United are looking to get some stability into their defence.

“Last year we had a settled back four who did great for us and gave us a settled platform to go on and win games. We seemed to have a lot of injuries to the forwards, but it’s been the other way round this year, we have been affected by a lot of injuries to defenders. Whingy will play and he brings a stability, a composure and an experience that we are searching for.”

With key players moving ever closer to fitness Chris is hoping for a little bit of know-how to help United find that all-important consistency:

“I think it’s a time for your tried and trusted players, these periods where we are a little bit up and down. It’s a long season and we have got to show that we are capable of beating the sides that are above us because that’s where it’s going to show in the next month or two. That will be a defining period of the season and we need to hang on in there and keep picking up points.”

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