Sheffield United’s on-loan midfielder Oliver Norwood has talked up his side’s chances of promotion to the Premier League, with Chris Wilder’s side are in a good position to make that a reality.
The Blades are currently third in the Championship table and they will be hoping to pick up an all-important three points when they face Wigan at Bramall Lane at the weekend.
Norwood arrived at the club from Brighton on a season-long loan deal, and he already has experience in guiding teams to the Premier League, having achieved it with Fulham last season.
Speaking to the Yorkshire Post in an interview, Norwood feels that the Championship title could go to anybody with the league being fiercely competitive this season: “The Championship this year is wide open.
“More than it has been for a while. No one team is going to run away with it. We have seen 14 teams so far and I don’t think any of those were better than us.
“I can say I look at those teams and think we are better than all of them. Obviously, I missed Middlesbrough so can’t comment on that one. But since I have been here, we have been the dominant team in every game.”
Norwood has made 11 starts in the Blades’ league campaign, scoring once and assisting on three occasions for Wilder’s side. And, the midfielder remains focused on achieving the goal that all the Sheffield United squad are aiming for this season.
“We just have to keep doing what we are doing. Work hard and take our chances when they come along.
“We all have the same goal. We all want to be promoted.
“There is an end goal and we all benefit from that. It is important the entire 18 – plus the three or four lads not in the 18 – all stick together because we all want the same end goal.”
Sheffield United are one of the ‘dark horses’ for the Championship title this season for me and they are showing exactly why.
The signing of Norwood during the summer was an impressive bit of business by Wilder, and the Northern Irish international has repaid the faith that Wilder has shown in him with a number of impressive performances.
The Blades can head into their game against Wigan full of confidence given their recent form, and I would be surprised if they weren’t to pick all three points in this one.
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