Chris Wilder believes the promotion battle between Sheffield United and Leeds United will go to the wire.

For the third game week running, the two sides swapped positions in the Championship table at the weekend.

Going into the latest fixtures, Leeds had moved back into second place after a dramatic previous week in which they beat Millwall 3-2 late on, while the Blades lost to Bristol City by the same scoreline.

The last time they had played before that was against each other at Elland Road. Wilder’s side triumphed 1-0 on the day, putting them behind leaders Norwich City.

And the Blades once again got the better of their Yorkshire rivals in this latest outing. They triumphed 1-0 at Preston North End, while Leeds were beaten by the same scoreline at Birmingham City.

With one point separating the two teams and six games remaining, it’s to see why Wilder doesn’t think this one is over just yet.

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“Who knows, until the end of the season, until you can sit back and reflect, it’s impossible to say what the turning points are,” the 51-year-old told the Sheffield Star after the victory at Preston.

“That’s the time when you can recognise how you ended up where you did. But we’re in a fantastic position, of course.

“There’s still a lot of football to be played. Experience teaches you that plenty can happen between now and the end of the season.

“Things can change. You’ve just got to stay calm, focused and level-headed.”

What games remain?

On Wednesday, both the Blades and Leeds swap opponents, with the former travelling to Birmingham and the latter at Deepdale.

After that it is successive home games for Wilder’s side against Millwall and Nottingham Forest, away at Hull City, home to Ipswich Town and away at Stoke City on the final day of the season.

Leeds have surprisingly similar fixtures. They then have back-to-back home matches with Sheffield Wednesday and Wigan Athletic, away at Brentford, home to Aston Villa and then away to Ipswich.

This race isn’t over yet.

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