Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder has shared with local reporters a secret about Sheffield Wednesday’s Sam Hutchinson.
Hutchinson came close to scoring the only goal of Monday’s Steel City Derby after latching on to Rolando Aarons’ 65th-minute cross. However, the midfielder saw his shot saved by United ‘keeper Dean Henderson.
With John Fleck ahead of him, Hutchinson was a firm second favourite to meet Aarons’ centre, and the Blades man’s decision to pull out of his interception at the critical point came as a surprise to many inside Hillsborough.
According to Wilder however, there’s a very good reason why Hutchinson got to the ball first.
The 51-year-old told the Star’s James Shield: “I’ll let you into a secret. For their big chance Sam Hutchinson shouted ‘keeper’s’ and Flecky left it. Perhaps the miss was karma but I quite like that.”
Reflecting on events at Hillsborough, Chris Wilder says: “I’ll let you into a secret, for their big chance Sam Hutchinson shouted ‘keeper’s’ and Flecky left it. Perhaps the miss was karma but I quite like that.” #sufc #twitterblades
— James Shield (@JamesShield1) 7 March 2019
Monday was Hutchinson’s first taste of an all-Sheffield encounter, having missed the previous three through injury.
The 29-year-old has only ever scored five goals for Wednesday in 122 appearances.