Burnley midfielder Jack Cork has praised Sheffield United ahead of the two sides meeting this weekend.

They will face each other in the Premier League at Bramall Lane at 3pm on Saturday. Only a point currently separates them in the table.

The Blades are unbeaten in their last three matches and boast the joint best defensive record in the division alongside Liverpool and Leicester City.

The Clarets, meanwhile, are looking to bounce back from successive defeats to Leicester and then Chelsea. Both teams are well drilled in their particular systems, while there are plenty of similarities between the managers.

It could be argued Sean Dyche has overachieved at Turf Moor. Twice Dyche has lead Burnley out of the Championship and this is now their fourth straight season in the top flight.

In 2017/18 they secured seventh place – their best finish since 1973/74 – and their boss is the third longest serving the country.

Wilder has also exceeded expectations since taking charge at United in 2016. Since then they have earned promotion twice in three years and are currently eighth after ten matches.

What Jack Cork thinks about the Blades

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Cork, who is playing in his third campaign with the Clarets, likes what he sees in his side’s upcoming hosts. The 30-year-old certainly won’t be underestimating Wilder’s men come kickoff.

“They’ve got a different style of football,” Cork told the Burnley Express. “We won’t have played against anything like it recently, so it will be good to play there and enjoy the atmosphere.

“I think they’ve had a great start. I watched the game against Arsenal (a 1-0 win for United) and they were brilliant from start to finish.

“They were aggressive, especially at home, they have a good shape, good players, so it’s going to be a tough game. We’ll try and use our experience to get a result there.

“They’re a good, organised team, they work hard in their shape, they share a lot of similarities with us. They want to win games and do what works best for the team.”

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