Sheffield United: I'm "jealous" of table-topping Blades admits Charlton boss Karl Robinson

Karl Robinson

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Karl Robinson, the Charlton Athletic manager, admits he is "jealous" of Sheffield United ahead of tomorrow's meeting between the two sides at Bramall Lane.

Chris Wilder's table-topping United will be roared on by another sizeable crowd as they look to take another step towards promotion from League One against Robinson's Addicks.

And Robinson, speaking in his pre-match press conference, admitted: "I'm jealous [of United].

"We're jealous because that's where we want to be. Saturday has got to be our mental picture for next season, because that's our common goal.

"United have worked so hard to be where they are, and Chris has done an amazing job.

"The players he brought in in the summer... a number of them I'd love to have taken.

"Their recruitment has been superb, and the mentality from the day Chris walked through the door was superb.

"They looked a strong and hungry young team from the start, supported by some older players, and in January they consolidated like good managers and teams do.

"When you go to Bramall Lane, the fans are outstanding and give superb support to their club."

United drew 1-1 at The Valley back in November when Patrick Bauer's 90th minute equaliser cancelled out Mark Duffy's opener.

United celebrate Mark Duffy's goal at The Valley

United celebrate Mark Duffy's goal at The Valley

Robinson believes no-one will catch United in the race for the League One title, and asked who he thought would join them in the Championship this season added: "I don't care. I couldn't care less, honestly."