Sheffield United are in a very healthy position as we enter the business part of the season.
The Blades are in touching distance of the automatic promotion spots and promotion should be well in their reach.
January has been used to strengthen the squad in a number of areas and Wilder has done that well.
However, this means the exit door is open and a number of fringe players may depart to make space for new arrivals.
Without these departures, Wilder may be incapable of raising the funds to greet new players, and his promotion bid could be diminished by this.
Here, we look at THREE players we think could realistically leave the club by the end of the January transfer window, due to a lack of game time and also to raise money.
Do you agree, or can you see any other players being axed in the month of January? Let us know in the comments below if so.
12 months ago, Clarke was the leading man at Bramall Lane, but his impact has been limited this season.
A move should be on the cards for the veteran striker. What he’s done over the last 18 months deserves credit, but it is time for fresh blood at Bramall Lane.
This is a controversial one, as a fully fit Paul Coutts would never be moved on, but the midfielder hasn’t really receovered from his leg-break.
He’s short of match fitness and could thrive from a six-month loan deal.
If you were Wilder, it’s something you’d consider.
The loanee has had an awful start to his Bramall Lane career.
He doesn’t really fit into Wilder’s 3-5-2 system and is wasted on the bench.
A fresh start for the 28-year-old elsewhere is needed.