Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder would not be happy with a draw at Norwich City.

The Blades boss was responding to a question ahead of the top of the table clash between the two sides.

United travel to Norwich on Saturday in fourth place. They are only three points behind their second-placed hosts.

Therefore a point at Carrow Road (the Canaries have only lost five times all season) might be considered a good result.

Yet Wilder is having none of it.

“We’ve got no other intention than to win,” the 51-year-old told the Sheffield Star.

“You’ve heard it from me before and you’ll hear it from me again. That’s always our aim here. It’s what we always go out for. And that, I can tell you now, is never going to change.”

Wilder has right attitude

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The Blades chief has constantly pointed to the fact that his team have a smaller budget than other promotion contenders. It is sensible media management to deflect pressure away from his squad.

Yet make no mistake, Wilder does not consider himself lucky to be in the race for the Premier League. Having been involved in the conversation for the majority of last season before eventually finishing tenth, the potential was there.

Wilder has worked hard since to add key players to his ranks. Summer recruits Dean Henderson, David McGoldrick and Oliver Norwood have been key to United’s success.

Regularly linked with top flight jobs, Wilder wants to be managing at the top of England’s league pyramid and 2018/19 presents a superb opportunity.

Those looking in would argue that a playoff finish for a side who two years ago were playing in League One would represent great progress.

Yet as someone who has achieved promotion in two of his last three seasons as manager, Wilder is not prepared to settle. Especially for draws.

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