Since relegation to League One a few seasons ago, Sheffield United have been unable to get back into the second tier and this season fans were confident with a new manager and some quality players.
Nigel Adkins dropped down to League One to take over at Bramall Lane and brought with him Billy Sharp who was returning to the club, where he started his career with the remit to get the side back in the Championship.
However, his side have failed to show their promotion credentials consistently this season and they currently find themselves 12th in the league, six points sixth-placed Peterborough.
Adkins knows how to get promoted from the league and he will no doubt have one eye on the January transfer window as he looks t bolster his ranks in order to get The Blades back into the Championship.
Here are FIVE January signings that can take Sheffield United to the next level!
PRESS THE IMAGE BELOW TO SEE THE FIVE PLAYERS!