Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder will kick-back and enjoy this bank holiday weekend safe in the knowledge that his side will be enjoying life in the Premier League next season, as Aston Villa and Derby County square up in the Championship play-off final this weekend.
For Wilder the task is to assemble a squad capable of competing in the English top flight, and the Blades have their eye on Rotherham midfielder Will Vaulks, according to TEAMtalk, who could well be looking for a move away from the Millers following their relegation to League One.
So would Vaulks get into the current Blades starting XI?
“He wouldn’t start.
“They may have just been promoted but I think it will take an awful lot to displace Norwood, Fleck or Duffy from Wilder’s starting XI.
“Vaulks would be a very useful signing, however, there is no doubting that and could easily break into it eventually.”
“The Blades are going to need some depth in the midfield given Paul Coutts’ departure, but for me, Vaulks isn’t someone who will break into the starting line-up.
“Norwood and Fleck are a great axis, and if Wilder is adding alongside them, you’ve got to say someone with top-flight experience will be needed.
“Vaulks would be a good option to fill the squad out, but he’s not a starter in my opinion.”
“I think it would be hard for Vaulks to get into the Blades side at present.
“Wilder is someone who I can see being loyal to the players who have got the team to this point, which should put the likes Fleck and Norwood higher in the pecking order.
“However, I think Vaulks has the required qualities to be a good performer under Wilder and he could well stake a claim for a starting place after a settling-in period.”