All things considered, it’s been a good start for Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United as they start life in the Championship once again.
The Blades secured a 1-0 win over Barnsley this weekend thanks to yet another Billy Sharp goal and for Wilder, it’s a result that saw his team climb the table once again.
And it’s that man Billy Sharp who we think could be the real difference for United once again this season.
He’s a Football League journeyman that knows how to score goals at this level for fun.
Of course, form changes as do fortunes but realistically, he’s a player that has always scored goals, wherever he’s been in his career.
And right now, the Blades are getting the most out of him, as he delivers goal-after-goal, despite his team making the step-up from League One to the Championship over the summer.
But it’s not just his goals that give his side real extra support.
He’s a hard-working, passionate striker who has got a real infinity with Sheffield United and for the long-suffering fans at Bramall Lane, that means a lot, especially considering the resurgence we’ve seen over the past few months.
If Sharp can continue scoring goals and United can keep hold of him through both the summer and winter transfer windows, then he’s going to be their biggest signing of the summer.
Wilder knows how important Sharp is in his team and he needs to get him fit and happy.
Do that and United might be destined for a top-six push come the end of the campaign.
Blades fans – How important is Sharp in your side? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!