Chris Wilder: 'If you don't put a shift in at this club, they won't have you - everybody's having David McGoldrick'

Sun, Dec 15 2019

McGoldrick celebrates his first international goal against Switzerland. Credit: Michael P Ryan (ETPhotos)

Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has backed Ireland striker David McGoldrick to go on a run of scoring once he breaks his Premier League duck.

McGoldrick endured another frustrating afternoon in front of goal against Aston Villa but he did create the second goal for captain John Fleck in a 2-0 victory.

The 30-year-old was denied his first Premier League goal by the most marginal of VAR calls against Tottenham Hotspur last month.

He netted the equaliser for Ireland in a 1-1 Euro 2020 qualifying draw with Switzerland at the Aviva Stadium in October but has so far been out of luck at club level.

McGoldrick continues to search for his maiden strike at the top level but he has been a constant in Wilder’s side and his coach is fully appreciate of what he offers to the team.

“Everybody’s looking for Didzy at the moment to slide it in,” said Wilder.

“If you go missing at this football club, and you don’t put a shift in, and you don’t take responsibility, you’ll get found and they won’t have you.

“Everybody’s having David McGoldrick: me, the coaching staff, the players and, more to the point, the supporters. The reception he got was not surprising, but it was outstanding.

“I bet some other clubs are looking and going, ‘well that boy hasn’t scored for so many games.’ But, when you look at what he gives to our team and our club, it’s absolutely incredible.

“So he’ll do for me. We’re all desperate for him to score. And it will happen, and I believe when it happens he will go on to score because he gets in so many good positions.”