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Wilder pleased with less congested fixture list
8:40am Friday 16th August 2013 in U's News
The Capital One Cup tie at Charlton Athletic earlier this month was United’s only Tuesday game until the second week of October.
Over the same period last season, the side played six midweek fixtures.
The difference is down to United’s early cup exit, a bye in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy and an elongated league campaign.
Wilder, whose injury-hit side suffered badly during the congested schedule last season, believes the added preparation time will be beneficial.
“I do and I think everyone else would as well,” he said.
“Unless you’ve got a really big squad and you thought you could capitalise on that by others picking up injuries and suspensions.
“From the midweek point of view we can set the team up and prepare properly.
“When the midweek games come up we understand we have to tackle it and get on with it.
“But we’ll prepare right, whatever game it is.”
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