Robinson confident United can achieve more

Sheffield United
Manager Chris Wilder has been boosted by the news Callum Robinson has recovered from injury in time for Sheffield United's home game against Leicester City.

Callum Robinson insists Sheffield United are looking to achieve more than mere Premier League survival as they adapt to the division and grow in confidence.

Republic of Ireland international Robinson arrived at Bramall Lane in the summer from Preston North End on a four-year contract and has been a key player for the Blades, who have surpassed all expectations so far this season on their return to the top flight after a 12-year absence.

Chris Wilder’s men have defeated Everton and Arsenal, while also earning draws against Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United en route to amassing a points tally that sees them go into the weekend’s fixtures in contention for a European finish.

Staying up was the target before a ball was kicked in August but Robinson, who has scored one goal from 11 Premier League appearances this term, believes his team-mates have shown they can achieve more than just maintaining their top-flight status.

He said: “I wouldn’t say we have changed targets. We keep going into each game wanting to do the best we can and keep winning and learning as a group. I think as the season has gone on, confidence has definitely been a key part to getting this run going.

“We are unbeaten in six games now and hopefully we can keep that going at Wolves on Sunday.”

Next up for United is a trip to Molineux on Sunday to take on Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolverhampton Wanderers, who are on a five-game unbeaten run in all competitions and haven’t lost in the Premier League since the 5-2 hammering at home to Chelsea on September 14.

Robinson will be pushing for a place in the starting XI after coming off the bench in the thrilling 3-3 draw against Manchester United last time out, while on-loan goalkeeper Dean Henderson will return after missing that clash against his parent club.

The two sides last met in the top flight in 1975-76 when Wolves won 5-1 at home and 4-1 away. Both teams were relegated at the end of the season.