Having been marooned in the depths of the second tier of English football for 6 years, Sheffield United have finally broken free from its constraints, and will be playing their football in the Sky Bet Championship next season.
The Blades enjoyed a solitary campaign in the Premier League way back in the 2006-07 season, and Chris Wilder’s side can now dream of a return to the top flight.
The team from Yorkshire has dominated the division this season, and were crowned Champions on Saturday when title rivals Bolton Wanderers fell to defeat at relegation threatened Oldham Athletic.
Title rivals may be a flattering term for the Lancashire club, as Sheffield United lie 14 points ahead of the Trotters, and have walked the league this season.
With promotion secured, Chris Wilder will be undoubtedly be turning his attentions towards next season, and planning his side’s first campaign back in the Championship.
The gap between the two divisions is a big one, and Wilder will have to strengthen his team over the summer in order to cement the Blades’ position in the higher division.
Here we take a look at two players who should be on United’s manager’s radar this summer.