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Chris Wilder tells Sheffield United to take inspiration from FA Cup win in bid for first Premier League victory as Blades boss admits he is facing the WORST injury crisis of his 20-year managerial career

By Phil Blanche, Pa

Published: 12:12 GMT, 10 January 2021 | Updated: 12:12 GMT, 10 January 2021

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Chris Wilder believes Sheffield United's FA Cup win at Bristol Rovers could act as the catalyst for a Premier League revival.

The Blades claimed a first win of the season at the 19th attempt with a 3-2 third-round victory over resilient Sky Bet League One opponents.

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Rock-bottom United are 12 points from safety with almost half of the Premier League campaign completed, but Wilder says rediscovering the winning habit will benefit them before Newcastle's midweek trip to Bramall Lane.

Chris Wilder was relieved after Sheffield United earned their first victory of the season at last

Chris Wilder was relieved after Sheffield United earned their first victory of the season at last

The Blades enjoyed a 3-2 win at Bristol Rovers to reach the fourth round of this season's FA Cup

The Blades enjoyed a 3-2 win at Bristol Rovers to reach the fourth round of this season's FA Cup

'We have to use it,' Wilder said after a first success since July and his 100th as Blades boss.

'We needed to win a half of football to get us going. We drew the first half and won the second half, and hopefully that gives us a boost going into a real tough game on Tuesday night.

'There's no downside to it. You're in it to win and we've had

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