Sheffield United can put one foot firmly in the Premier League this weekend with a win over Ipswich Town.
A Blades win would require Leeds beating both Villa and Ipswich in their final two games while also overcoming at least a 12 goal swing in order to overcome Chris Wilder’s men.
It’s been a rollercoaster season between the two Yorkshire clubs, who have battled it out at the top of the table, much to the entertainment of plenty of neutral football fans up and down the country.
However, with the Blades looking like they are the ones set to win out, Chris Wilder – although he will deny it – will have one eye on Premier League football and just what players he can bring into his squad.
With that though will come the loss of a few players who simply won’t cut the mustard in the top flight, or players who might just have come to the end of their time with the club.
And one man who unfortunately could fall into that category for the Blades is Scottish midfielder Paul Coutts, who has played a vital role in the resurgence of United but has seen a broken leg suffered last season wreck his hopes of being the main man in the middle of the park.
Coutts has never quite looked back to being 100%, and with the form of Oli Norwood and John Fleck his chances have been limited.
Sheffield United fans love Coutts, and there is every chance Wilder will keep a lot of his trusted troops around the squad if they are promoted, which could well offer Coutts a lifeline in terms of his future at Bramall Lane.
At 30-years-old though, the former Derby man will be wanting some first team football, and he’ll have a big decision to make if that thought is indeed in his head.
Whatever happens with Coutts, he will go down as something of a cult hero at Bramall Lane thanks to his role in the squad under Wilder, who will no doubt do what is right by both the player and the club.