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The Verdict

24 September 2012

Chris Wilder on Bradford

There was no hiding the disappointment as United lost out to Bradford City on Saturday. Two second-half corners were United's undoing, with manager Chris Wilder looking for a change of fortune as his side's poor run continues.

"We gave ourselves a platform to go on and win the game in the second half but obviously we are rocking in terms of confidence at the moment because of the run we are on" Chris told Yellow Player. "We were looking to kick on in the second half but the first goal has absolutely murdered us. Bradford are a decent side with a strong squad to pick from and a lot of options to pick from. Unfortunately we don’t have that option ourselves at the moment.

"As soon as the second goal went in they had too much for us, and it’s obvious to see that we are on a bad run and there’s not a lot of confidence flying about the players, which is a difficult situation to be in. We made it difficult for ourselves by conceding two poor goals.

"I possibly have to take a little bit of the fear out of the players, change things around a little bit. I don’t think I am getting the best hand at the moment in terms of players because we have nine out. With Deane Smalley’s tight groin and Leven and Worley also not able to start games for us at the moment, so we have around 40% of our squad that we can’t choose from, which is a huge amount. And among those nine are the players that would play in the times we are experiencing now. 

"But we have to get on with it, stick together and work hard and hopefully it changes next week."

See the longer video version of this interview as well as highlights in Yellow Player right now.


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