Sheffield United have enjoyed an excellent start to life back in the second tier, and Chris Wilder’s men lie in fifth place following three wins from their opening five encounters.
The Blades’ home form has carried them to their solid haul, with three wins from three at what is fastly becoming ‘Fortress Bramall Lane’.
The club’s away form may give some cause for concern, but with defeats at Cardiff and Middlesbrough, both very strong sides, there is no need to panic just yet.
Before United’s impressive 3-1 victory over Derby at the weekend, the club had only mustered two goals from four games, with some fans criticising the output of the strikers on the books at the club.
Billy Sharp has continued his excellent form from League One, scoring four goals already this season, but the likes of Leon Clarke and Ched Evans are yet to get off the mark for the new campaign.
Wilder will consider bringing in a new face before the close of the window, because one injury to Sharp could seriously throw the club into disarray.
Departures have also been discussed, with former Bradford man James Hanson touted as one player who could be on his way out, with The Sheffield Star reporting that Scunthorpe have tabled a £200,000 bid for the 29-year-old forward.
However, with his strikers struggling, Wilder should perhaps consider keeping Hanson on the books at Bramall Lane.
Although Hanson’s goal-scoring form since joining the Blades has been disappointing, the partnership he formed with Sharp in League One last season played a key role in the striker’s massive goal tally, and Hanson’s work to assist Sharp was exemplary.
Hanson is out injured having picked up a slight knock in the Carabao Cup tie with Walsall a few weeks back, but is nearing a return to full fitness.
If Wilder can find an upgrade on the player then he may consider letting Hanson leave, but at this stage of the window with United’s strikers struggling at the higher level, the former Northampton boss should certainly consider keeping Hanson at the club until January.
United fans, would you keep Hanson at the club for further options until January?