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Chris Wilder is brutally honest about the absence of leadership at Sheffield United.

Last Saturday, Burnley’s 4-1 victory over Sheffield United added insult to injury for the Blades. With 88 goals surrendered thus far in the Premier League, United is on track to record one of the lowest goals against totals in the history of the top division.
This says a lot about the group’s lack of leadership, and it’s one of the main causes of Sheffield United’s collapse and easy goals when under duress.

Prior to United’s Wednesday night away match against Manchester United, Chris Wilder spoke with the media about his team’s leadership shortage and why it’s a major problem. “When I glance around the group, our talisman, Oli McBurnie, is up front. he’s performed admirably this year when he’s been able to. As a result, certain players have been excellent and have set an example with their style of play. [Against Burnley], I thought Bogle was excellent once more, and Arblaster again stole the ball.

However, when things become tough, there won’t be enough leaders to step up. Without a question, we are lacking in it. We lack organizers, leaders, and players who can seize the initiative.

“Unfortunately, we don’t have those players in our ranks, but any respectable team does. You either lead by example or accept accountability for your actions, and we lack both.

The leadership of John Egan and George Baldock has been missed by United.

Naturally, injuries have kept Sheffield United without two seasoned defenders and natural leaders, George Baldock and John Egan, for the most of the season. This season, Egan has started six Premier League games whereas Baldock has only started eleven.

The two have made over 150 appearances in the top level together. Conversely, Anel Ahmedhodzic and Auston Trusty, the two players who have had to assume greater leadership roles in the back line this season, have never played in the Premier League.

One player who has stepped up to the plate in every way, shape and form is stand in captain Jack Robinson. Despite being part of one of the worst defences in Premier League history, Robinson can take huge credit from his efforts this term.

Unfortunately the 30-year-old Scouser has missed out on the last two games through injury. But what’s testament to his character is that he is still eager to participate, as Chris Wilder stated to the media.

“I’ve seen Jack Robinson hobbling about [the training ground] putting his hand up to play [against Manchester United] which doesn’t surprise me. By the way, the supporters sing Jack’s name and there’s a reason they sing that Jack Robinson song.”

Robinson could easily use this injury as an excuse to sit out the rest of this painful season, but he wants to get back out there as soon as possible and fight for their pride and the shirt. As a Sheffield United fan that is all we ask of our players.

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