As Sheffield United embarked on a fifth straight season in England’s third tier in August, expectations were higher than ever.
With new manager Nigel Adkins in charge and seemingly brimming with positivity, Blades fans thought that they had a genuine chance of storming the league if Adkins could install an attacking mentality which had been missing under previous manager Nigel Clough.
Fast forward seven months, and the Bramall Lane outfit find themselves no closer than before and, in some fans eyes, further away from automatic promotion than ever.
However, there is one positive at the Lane among a squad of average players, in that they do possess a few players who could well play at a higher level and achieve more.
The Blades have a rich history of producing from their Academy, and this has continued in to this season.
Here at FLW, we take a look at FIVE Sheffield United players who could make the step up to the Premier League one day……
PRESS THE IMAGE BELOW TO SEE THE FIVE PLAYERS!