Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder reveals the 'outstanding’ Newcastle United player he fears ahead of Bramall Lane clash

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder was speaking ahead of Newcastle United’s trip to Bramall Lane.

Thursday, 5th December 2019, 1:51 pm
Updated Thursday, 5th December 2019, 1:53 pm
Chris Wilder was speaking ahead of the Newcastle game
Chris Wilder was speaking ahead of the Newcastle game

Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce returns to Bramall Lane on Thursday night, having first started his managerial career at Sheffield United over 20 years ago.

Sheffield United are unbeaten in seven games and flying high on their return to the Premier League – Bruce will have his work cut out to mastermind a win.

Newcastle United are in decent form themselves though, surprising everyone by taking a point from their clash with champions Manchester City on Saturday.

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A late Jonjo Shelvey goal rescued a point against Manchester City

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder used his pre-match press conference to praise Bruce’s Newcastle, and he picked out midfielder Jonjo Shelvey as a dangerman for the visitors.

Shelvey scored a fantastic long-range effort against Manchester City to rescue a point, and Wilder was full of praise for the ‘outstanding footballer’.

Wilder said: “They [Newcastle] play to their strengths; pace down the wides and the middle, an outstanding footballer in Jonjo Shelvey in the middle of the park and set up in a way that suits them.

“They can go level with us with three points. It’ll be a tight game – results got have been earned, not given and deserved.”

The game will be broadcast live on Amazon Prime, which will be the first time either side will have featured in front of their cameras.

Newcastle United are gunning for a third Premier League away win of the season, with both of their previous wins coming in London against West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur respectively.