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Sheffield United: Paul Coutts is set to miss the rest of the season after fracturing his tibia

Sheffield United midfielder Paul Coutts is expected to miss the rest of the season after sustaining a serious leg injury during last night’s win over Burton Albion, it was revealed this morning.

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Chris Wilder has a huge amount of respect for Nigel Clough: Sportsimage)

Sheffield United: Chris Wilder reveals his respect for Nigel Clough ahead of tonight’s trip to Burton Albion

Chris Wilder has paid tribute to Nigel Clough ahead of tonight’s visit to Burton Albion, claiming his opposite number should have named Championship manager of the year after steering the Staffordshire club to safety last term.

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Jake Wright has been praised by team mate Jack O'Connell ahead of tonight's visit to Burton Albion

Sheffield United: One team mate explains what makes Jake Wright such an effective defender

After listening to Jack O’Connell eulogise about his team mate’s capabilities, it seems like the obvious question to ask.

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James Shield’s Sheffield United Column: Why Borussia Dortmund could learn a thing or two from Chris Wilder’s team

James Shield’s Sheffield United Column: Why Borussia Dortmund could learn a thing or two from Chris Wilder’s team

It might sound strange, given they enter tonight’s game at Burton Albion second in the Championship table and knowing a win will see them wrestle top spot from Wolverhampton Wanderers, but the most impressive aspect of Sheffield United’s season so far has been their ability to cope with defeat.

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Chris Morgan celebrates Sheffield United's promotion to the Premier League

Sheffield United: How banning headphones is helping to deliver footballing success

Chris Morgan, the former Sheffield United defender, agrees with Jack O’Connell’s theory that too many players fail to understand the importance of developing good communication skills.

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Sheffield United: Jack O’Connell reveals why he was so keen to sign his new long-term contract

Sheffield United: Jack O’Connell reveals why he was so keen to sign his new long-term contract

Jack O’Connell believes he can achieve his ambition of becoming a top-flight footballer at Sheffield United after signing a new long-term contract at Bramall Lane.

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David Brooks is training again with Sheffield United: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: What type of welcome did Wales star David Brooks get when he returned to Bramall Lane?

If David Brooks thought the red carpet treatment awaited when he returned to training with Sheffield United yesterday, the Wales international will have been sorely disappointed.

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Chris Wilder says Jack O'Connell epitomises what Sheffield United are all about

Sheffield United: Chris Wilder explains why Jack O’Connell’s new deal confirms his club is serious about success

Chris Wilder believes awarding Jack O’Connell a new long term contract, despite the fact his previous deal still had over a year and a half left to run, marks the latest phase of a strategy designed to ensure Sheffield United achieve their potential as a club.

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David Brooks of Wales in action during the International friendly match at the Stade de France, Paris: David Klein/Sportimage

Sheffield United: David Brooks says his international honour is thanks to the Championship club’s good work

David Brooks owes a debt of gratitude to Sheffield United after admitting his presence in the Wales squad which faces World Cup finalists Panama tonight is thanks to the Championship club.

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Sheffield United's players celebrate another win: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Manager Chris Wilder addresses theories about the number of games his team have drawn

It has been nearly six months since one of their matches finished all square but Chris Wilder, Sheffield United’s manager, last night rubbished reports his players are instructed to avoid draws at all costs.

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Cameron Carter-Vickers has been called-up by the United States Men's National Soccer Team: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Star Cameron Carter-Vickers is set to earn his USA stripes

Cameron Carter-Vickers has been told by a senior figure in the United States Soccer Federation to view next week’s friendly with Portugal as an opportunity to secure a permanent position in the senior men’s squad.

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Dominic Calvert-Lewin left Sheffield United to join Everton

Sheffield United: Would Calvert-Lewin call-up earn The Blades more cash?

Sheffield United are not thought to be entitled to a further payment from Everton if Dominic Calvert-Lewin features for England during Tuesday friendly with Brazil.

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Chris Wilder won't be going soft on his players: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: ‘No one is immune from criticism, not even me’

Chris Wilder, the Sheffield United manager, has insisted no one should be immune from criticism at Bramall Lane if standards slip following the club’s impressive start to the Championship season.

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David Brooks is proud to represent Wales

Sheffield United: What did David Brooks do to make his mum cry?

David Brooks admitted his mum cried tears of joy after learning he had chosen to play for Wales.

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James Shield’s Sheffield United Column: If Paul Coutts is a hatchet man, it’s time to change the laws

James Shield’s Sheffield United Column: If Paul Coutts is a hatchet man, it’s time to change the laws

Just over a fortnight ago, as Sheffield United prepared for their visit to Leeds, I spent an evening watching re-runs of the West Yorkshire club’s FA Cup final battle with Chelsea in 1970.

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Tony Currie has a keen eye for footballing talent: David Klein/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Why Tony Currie knew these Steelphalt Academy graduates were heading for the top

Tony Currie knows a thing or two about playing for England.

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Chris Basham won't be watching England play Germany or Brazil: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Why Chris Basham won’t be watching England play Germany or Brazil

Sheffield United’s players are more interested in how Wales and Northern Ireland fare over the international break than England’s preparations for next year’s World Cup, Chris Basham has admitted, after team mates David Brooks and Daniel Lafferty were called up by their respective countries.

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Chris Basham (far right) celebrates the win over Hull City with his Sheffield United team mates

Sheffield United: ‘We like a night out in Sheffield but leave the greasy chip butties alone’ reveals Chris Basham

It might lead to more accusations that old fashioned methods are driving Sheffield United’s success but, according to one member of the squad which sits second in the Championship, Chris Wilder’s decision to organise regular team nights out proves he fully understands his managerial brief.

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Chris Wilder takes his team to the Pirelli Stadium next week

Sheffield United: Chris Wilder defends his squad’s work schedule

Chris Wilder says the decision to grant his players some time-off over the international break does not mean Sheffield United are taking Burton Albion lightly.

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Sheffield United employ a mixture of traditional and new scientific methods to achieve success: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: How blending old-school thinking with sports science has helped resurrect a club’s fortunes

Eighteen months ago, when Chris Wilder had just taken charge of Sheffield United, he sat down with journalists to outline his footballing philosophy.

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