Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder believes the Blades' fortune can change
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Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder believes the Blades' fortune can change

Sheffield United managed Chris Wilder insists that his charges will bounce back following a slow start to the season after the side secured a 1-1 draw to Fulham.

Wilder believes his side could be lacking confidence after four straight defeats in the league and added that there are fighters in the squad and its only a matter of time until the team finds itself.

Sheffield were in control in the first half but they failed to capitalise on their chances when Ademola Lookman put Fulham in the lead after 77 minutes of action.

Billy Sharp saved the day when he converted a penalty in the 85th minute to help the Blades share the spoils.

"I've said all along this is a tough sport, a tough division, " said Wilder. "There's no free hits or easy games where you can say 'we'll get our confidence back in this game'.

"It's a struggle at the minute and you can see that. It's tough and it's tough to watch at times. But we are a really tight group and we will stick together and fight our way out of it.

"It's natural what is happening after what has been a difficult start for us. If it was easy, everyone would do it. But not everyone can do it. These players have to perform if they want to establish themselves as Premier League players. 

"It's five games without a win, yes, however you want to dress it up. But this is an extremely competitive league, an extremely difficult league to even survive in. We've done well to even get into this division – way ahead of time by the way.

"Five without a win doesn't sit well with us but no-one should be embarrassed about it. Some teams pay £400million to keep the ball out of their net, and some teams pay £300million to put the ball in the net.

"I thought in the first half we were back around where we know we can be, but in the second half we looked anxious and lost control of the game. We made mistakes which led to other mistakes and let Fulham back into it

"It was a game of two halves, we were the better side in the first half but Fulham were the better team in the second half.

"But to get a result when you're 1-0 down with about 10 minutes to go, we'll take it at this moment in time."

 

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