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The Blades boss is hopeful his team can be improved in the January transfer window.
Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder admitted that he would not be surprised if his team’s game against Crystal Palace on Saturday was postponed due to an increase in coronavirus cases.
The UK has seen a large increase in the number of positive coronavirus cases in recent weeks and several Premier League games have been canceled as a result.
Tottenham’s game with Fulham earlier this week was the most recent game to be postponed due to cases at the Cottagers team, while Sheffield United’s clash with Burnley went ahead despite positive tests between the players and Blades staff.
Wilder’s equipment was tested on Thursday and the results will be returned on Friday.
Even though there are no new people showing symptoms, Wilder feels that given the increase in cases in the country, he wouldn’t be surprised if Palace’s game were postponed.
“I think the way he’s sweeping the country, I wouldn’t be surprised,” Wilder said in response to whether he felt the game at Selhurst Park might be canceled. “It’s starting to grow. Obviously, after the Christmas period as well.
“I wouldn’t be surprised by the test round now that there will be more positive tests across the country in professional football and in the Premier League.”
A circuit interruption has been requested to control the situation. Wilder did not offer his views on such action, but said it will be governed by Premier League directives.
“Obviously it has increased enormously and the speed of what has been happening for the last eight weeks has changed the situation in the country,” he said. “As always, we will play a straight bat, League wants us to.”
Wilder’s Blades is propping up the Premier League with two points from 16 games, and is the only team in the division without a win to its name.
It’s a desperate situation, but Wilder is hopeful his team can be boosted in the January transfer window.
“In my opinion, we need to improve the group,” he said. “It is up to the CEO and the board to make their decision or pursue the goals we are seeking and the positions we are seeking.” . “