It’s been a cracking year for Sheffield United, who, after more than five years away, returned to the Championship.
Managed by Chris Wilder, the Blades won the division easily, sweeping away team after team as they finished on over 100 points to comfortably secure the title.
It was no more than they deserved after a campaign where they really looked like Champions once again.
But the hard work starts before the season begins and manager Wilder has a big job on his hands if he’s to ultimately keep his team in the division and potentially aim even higher.
But looking closer to home, he has some quality players already at his disposal that we’re tipping to shine next season and that certainly applies no more than to star striker Billy Sharp.
Football League veteran Sharp showed arguably some of the best form of his career last time out, firing over 25 goals as the Blades stormed the division and earned their place back in the second-tier.
It’s no secret that he’s getting older but the popular forward was the key man all-season long, banging in goal-after-goal as the Blades sprinted to the top of the league and stayed there.
Of course, he’s a player that some sides will certainly have an eye on over the coming months but if they can keep hold of his services, Sheffield United will be going into the campaign with one of the in-form players in England on their books.
He knows where the back of the net is and whether it was at Leeds or Doncaster, he always found the back of the net.
United certainly shouldn’t be taken lightly in the slightest next season and their addition to the division has made it a lot more difficult for other sides who will be at the top or the bottom of the league.
Watch out- Sharp could be a man to keep an eye on over the course of the entire campaign.
Blades fans- expecting big things from Sharp once again? Leave your thoughts down below!