Chris Wilder's poor start to life at rock-bottom Sheff Utd continuesby Jack Kitson / 22 August 2016, 12:49Tweet
A few short months ago Chris Wilder was loving life after leading Northampton Town to the League Two title.
This superb accomplishment caught the eye of third-tier big dawgs Sheffield United, who lured the former Blade back over to the Bramall Lane - 17 years after his final appearance as a player.
However, it's safe to say that Wilder's return as manager has not gone to plan.
On Saturday United sunk to a gutting last-gasp 2-1 defeat to Millwall, leaving the ante-post favourites for promotion rock-bottom of the table with just a point to their name from four games.
It's early days, so not too much can be looked into it at this stage, but the fact that the Blades are already 11 points adrift of league leaders Bolton is worrying for a side of their size and stature.
One positive is the only way is up, literally, and the Blades will be expected to conjure up their first win on Saturday when the host 19th placed Oxford, who registered their first win at the weekend.
Chris Wilder knew he'd taken on a big challenge; maybe not this big! But challenge for board as well to stay strong. Right #sufc manager IMO— Alan Biggs (@AlanBiggs1) August 20, 2016