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Sheffield Utd boss Wilder: O'Connell return crucial for us

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has welcomed the playing return of Jack O'Connell.

Having missed United's last five matches following an accidental collision during training, O'Connell was introduced during the closing stages of the 1-1 draw at Burnley.

Wilder told The Star: “You want all your players available and they're all big players, especially one that's played in that system for the amount of games he has done with the success he has done.

“In any Premier League club, if you take two or three of the main actors out, and if you ask supporters or anybody, Jack's up there as one of our main players over the last two or three years so to lose him for this period has been disappointing.

“That's no blame on anybody else who's come into the team but to have him get through half an hour in the manner he did was pleasing and gives us a little bit more strength."

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