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Sheffield Utd boss Wilder expects Football League to lose some clubs

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder believes the Football League will lose some clubs in the coming year.

Wilder expects big spending to continue, despite financial concerns created by the coronavirus suspension.

“People have a huge pride for their football clubs," Wilder said. “Here in Sheffield and across our region you see it, at Donny (Doncaster Rovers), Barnsley, Rotherham and Chesterfield.

“Unprecedented as it is, I do fear clubs eventually will go selfish again and go insular again. But that's going to impact upon the smaller clubs. Whether that changes, I'm not sure it will.

“People want to see their teams doing well and usually, at the top, going well means chucking loads of money at it. But, as we've seen before, sometimes that's not the right thing to do.

“I think - and I fear - there might be a few clubs that don't come through this and don't manage to survive."

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