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Barnsley 0 Derby 3: Reds hover above drop zone after fifth defeat on trot

Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom is starting to lose patience with some of his players after the team were thumped 3-0 at home by Derby.

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Rotherham United: What Warne makes of the latest Millers performance by Clarke-Harris

Manager Paul Warne is refusing to give up on Jonson Clarke-Harris despite the Rotherham United striker’s disappointing return to first-team favour.

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Two-goal David Ball

Rotherham United: Bravery, baubles and David Ball ... Blackpool 1 Millers 2

They were booed off at the break. They were cheered by 1,000 ecstatic away fans throwing an early Christmas party at the end.

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Star man David Ball

Rotherham United: Player ratings from the Millers’ 2-1 win at Blackpool

The Star’s Millers man, Paul Davis, assesses the performances at Bloomfield Road.

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Paul Heckingbottom

Barnsley: Current run is my worst but we’re not focusing on that insists boss Heckingbottom

Head coach Paul Heckingbottom admits Barnsley’s recent run of results is probably the worst of his managerial career.

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Paul Warne

Rotherham United: Players to leave in Millers’ January dealings

Up to four players could be a shown the door in a New Year cull as boss Paul Warne makes room for Rotherham United new arrivals.

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James Shield’s Sheffield United Column: Show some ambition but be sensible and stick to a budget

James Shield’s Sheffield United Column: Show some ambition but be sensible and stick to a budget

Unlike Eugen Trica, who was so incensed by events during a recent CSM Politehnica Iasi fixture he marched out of the stadium, Chris Wilder stayed until the bitter end of last weekend’s Championship defeat to Millwall.

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Video: Championship Player of the Month Leon Clarke believes back-to-back promotions is an achievable target for Sheffield United

Leon Clarke is convinced Sheffield United are capable of mounting a serious push for Premier League football, providing they do not let their standards slip.

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Paul Heckingbottom

Barnsley: Reds hit by fatigue factor

Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom is hoping his tired squad can bounce back from a miserable run of four successive defeats tomorrow.

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Richard Stearman says manager Chris Wilder is right to defy convention

Sheffield United: Richard Stearman says Chris Wilder’s willingness to defy convention has strengthened his bond with Bramall Lane’s squad

Supporters called it commendable, commentators cathartic and David Brooks, one of those on the receiving end, thoroughly deserved.

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George Baldock could return to action tonight: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: How Chris Wilder got himself bunkered as his team prepared for tonight’s meeting with Bristol City

Chris Wilder doesn’t do spin, doesn’t do double-speak or, as his latest pre-match briefing demonstrated, sporting analogies.

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Chris Wilder tells it like it is: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United Fan’s Column: Even Sheffield Wednesday fans envy our straight-talking manager

Straight after Chris Wilder’s post-match interview on Radio Sheffield last Saturday a Wednesday fan got through on “Praise or Grumble”.

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Paul Warne

Rotherham United: ’If you don’t win, your support dwindles’ ... Warne on his Millers job prospects

Paul Warne today accepted that his job could be on the line if Rotherham United fail to halt their League One slump.

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Sheffield United return to action against Bristol City tomorrow night

Sheffield United: ‘Do not underestimate what these boys are doing’ Chris Wilder urges as his team prepares for Bristol City showdown

Chris Wilder, the Sheffield United manager, has leapt to the defence of his players, describing their achievements this season as “outstanding”.

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Chris Wilder has told his players to put what happened at Millwall behind them ahead of tomorrow's clash with Bristol City: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: ‘Let’s put all of this behind us’

When he began addressing the media at Sheffield United’s training ground yesterday, Chris Wilder’s mood spoke volumes.

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Chris Wilder says there are similarities between Sheffield United and tomorrow's opponents Bristol City: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Mutual respect between The Blades and Bristol City ahead of tomorrow’s clash at Bramall Lane

Chris Wilder has drawn comparisons between Sheffield United and Bristol City ahead of their meeting at Bramall Lane tomorrow night.

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Paul Coutts is back at the Steelphalt Academy: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Paul Coutts returns to the training ground

Paul Coutts has returned to Sheffield United as he begins his recovery from a season-ending injury.

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Darren Potter

Rotherham United: Potter joins Moore on Millers sidelines

Rotherham United are set to be without two of their leading players as they look to register their first League One win in eight matches.

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Nathan Thomas has been backed to succeed by manager Chris Wilder: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Some players at Bramall Lane do receive special treatment, manager Chris Wilder confirms

Jose Mourinho once revealed he had no interest in players beyond his starting eleven, arguing that investing time and energy on those unavailable for selection was an utter waste of time.

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Ched Evans could return to action shortly: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Sheffield United: Striker set to bolster The Blades attacking options

Ched Evans could be declared available for selection over the Christmas period, Sheffield United believe, after making good progress in his recovery from injury.

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