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"On to the Next Challenge"

1 November 2013

Chris Wilder on Bristol Rovers

Chris Wilder sends his United side out to face Bristol Rovers on Saturday looking to stay top of the league. A win at Wimbledon put United top of a very tight division last Saturday and for the United boss it is all about building on that and continuing to move forward:

“We have to go again and prove ourselves over again” he told Yellow Player. “That’s what the game is all about – on to your next challenge, on to your next training session and then on to your next game.”

United welcome a Rovers side that they have had some great games against since returning to the Football League:

“We have had good games against them over the last few years” Chris said. “They have a few experienced players out and we have a few back but that means nothing at three o’clock on Saturday. We are looking forward to it. We are in decent nick but Rovers have some very dangerous players.”

Those experienced players are Deane Smalley, Alfie Potter, Dave Kitson and Johnny Mullins who should all return after injury and suspension, four big players this season:

“I thought Deane was exceptional when he came on last week” the Manager said. “I have been disappointed not to have him in the Exeter and Accrington games because in those tight games he would have made a difference, as would Alfie. He came on, stretched the game for us, created a couple of chances and scored the penalty so we are delighted that he is back in. Alfie has looked sharp as anything in training this week and Dave was good against Northampton and linked the play up really well against Exeter and got us playing. Hopefully Johnny Mullins will be available again as well which softens the blow of Tom Newey not being available.”

See the full interview plus a great preview Show only in Yellow Player.

Tickets are available for this game, call 01865 337533 or visit to book your place.

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