Published: 12:35 | 2/12/19

Wilder backs McGoldrick


Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has given striker David McGoldrick his backing as he searches for the first Premier League goal of his career.

The Republic of Ireland front man missed a couple of chances in Sunday’s 1-1 draw at Molineux including one where he was clean through on goal, but Wilder insists that McGoldrick is a key asset as the club look to build on their strong start to the new season.

McGoldrick is without a goal in club football since April, but Wilder insists that the 32-year-old is bringing plenty of other things to the Bramall Lane set-up.

"I had five minutes with David in the dressing room, away from everyone else, and told him how key he is for us," he said.

"He wants to get one, of course he does, but we play better with David in the team and the partnership between him and Lys is very important for us at this moment in time. Make no mistake about that.

"When David came off, because of a change we wanted to make, I didn't hear anyone in our crowd sounding pleased. In fact, they were chanting and singing his name all the way through.

"That shows you what they think of him and everyone knows what we think of him as well. He's a terrific player for us.

“Looking at the bigger picture, which you have to do, he brings so much to the table."

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