Date: 26th December 2020 at 4:00pm
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Football journalist Alex Crook has made a claim on Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder and his hopes for the upcoming January transfer window. 

This comes after Crook recently made an appearance on talkSPORT’s Gameday podcast where he previewed the Premier League’s Boxing Day fixtures, including the Blades’ home clash against Everton.

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On the topic of Wilder’s club, Crook had this to say. (24.04)

He said: “Their form has absolutely fallen off a cliff and talking about spending money in January, I know that Chris Wilder is desperate to get a left-sided centre-back to plug that gap.

“Unfortunately for them, it might be too little too late.”

Wilder was appointed as Sheffield United’s manager back in May 2016. Since then, the 53-year-old has taken charge of 210 games with the club in which they have won 99, drawn 44 and lost 67 along the way (per Transfermarkt).

Wilder’s side have had a horrendous start to their 2020/21 Premier League campaign so far. After 14 games played prior to their showdown against Everton, the Blades have lost 12, drawn two and have yet to win a match (per BBC Sport).

TIF Thoughts on Alex Crook’s comments on Wilder…

With United currently having Jack O’Connell out with a knee injury, it would make sense for the club to try and sign a new centre-back in January to help fill the void left in O’Connell’s absence, especially with the club having conceded 25 league goals so far.

Also, with the club having only managed to score eight league goals so far, the joint-lowest out of any team in the top-flight, they should also perhaps think about signing some attacking reinforcements too.

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Either way, whatever happens in the January transfer window, Wilder’s team will need to start picking up some positive results throughout the second half of the season if they want to avoid relegation to the Championship.