Middlesbrough boss Chris Wilder has vowed to play ‘effective football’ as he works with his new squad ahead of his first game against Millwall.
The north-east outfit made the decision to replace Neil Warnock with the former Sheffield United chief over the weekend, with Wilder’s appointment generating excitement considering his record at Bramall Lane.
And, speaking to Teesside Live, the new Boro manager gave an insight into the style of play that the fans can expect from his side.
“I want us to be aggressive, competitive, I want us to express ourselves, play in the right way, play effective football. There are different ways to win a football match, it’s not about being pigeon-holed, I’ll be versatile.
“All I can predict is my teams will have a right go. If it doesn’t happen, my teams will know about it, and so will you.”
Of course, fans who saw the Blades play for the majority of Wilder’s reign will recognise those qualities, as they were superb as they won promotion to the Championship and then the top-flight under his guidance.
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Obviously, talking a good game means very little but the fans will be so encouraged by what they’ve heard from Wilder and his record backs it up.
He builds teams that can mix it up well, with his Sheffield United side playing stylish football and competing physically when they went up from the Championship.
So, on paper, this seems like a fantastic appointment and fans will be really excited about what Wilder can do with the club over the coming months and years.
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