The summer transfer window is beginning to hot up in the Sky Bet Championship, and Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder is preparing his side for their first season back in the division for a number of years, as his side prepare to welcome Brentford to Bramall Lane in less than two weeks time.
Wilder has been relatively slow in his summer dealings, bringing in several players from League’s One and Two as well acquiring Richard Stearman from Fulham.
However Wilder has made another addition in recent days, bringing in Oxford’s former Everton youngster John Lundstram.
The 23-year-old played over 100 games during his time at the Kassam Stadium, including an impressive 57 times in all competitions last time out.
Lundstram’s consistency and injury free performances will certainly appeal to Wilder, and bringing the Oxford captain to South Yorkshire will provide the manager with an excellent option in the middle of the park.
A product of the famed Everton academy, Lundstrum has proven his worth in the lower leagues, and is now ready to make the step up to the Championship with the newly promoted side.
I had worried about Sheffield United’s ability to avoid a relegation scrap before the signing of Lundstram, but if Wilder continues to bring in players capable of making a difference next season, the Blades should be just fine.
Can Lundstram make a difference for you next season, Blades fans?