Baldock calls for clinical Blades

23 November 2020 03:57:23 GMTPlus11
George Baldock believes boss Chris Wilder (pictured) is still the best man for the job at Sheffield United.

Sheffield United defender George Baldock says the players must start taking their chances in the final third after their 1-0 defeat to West Ham in the Premier League.

Sebastien Haller scored the only goal of the game as the Blades welcomed in-form West Ham to Bramall Lane and the loss leaves the South Yorkshire side rooted to the foot of the Premier League table, having lost eight and drawn one of their opening nine games.

Baldock joined Sheffield United from MK Dons in 2017 and was part of the side who gained promotion from the Championship to the Premier League in 2018-19.

The Blades finished a respectable ninth in the league standings in their first campaign back in the top flight but have struggled since the start of the 2020-21 season and Baldock says their inability to find the back of the net has been their biggest issue, scoring just times in nine games.

The full-back believes the problem lies with the players, rather than the manager, backing current boss Chris Wilder to revive United's fortunes.

Speaking after the game, Baldock said: "It's been our story of the season, good box to box but not taking our chances - it's not just the strikers, we are lacking that final bit and it is costing us at the moment.

"Without making excuses, we have had key men injured. We are confident at the start of a game we can go out and get something.

"He [Wilder] won't let our heads get down, we'll get back out on the training ground and go again - he has had to work hard as well as the players he has recruited, we have go that humble background. He is the best man for the job."

Meanwhile, Sheffield United are 2.80 to beat West Brom in their next Premier League outing.

The Baggies are 2.60 to win with the draw 3.20.

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