As Sheffield United sit at the top of League One, Chris Wilder may have already begun making preparations for next season, assessing which players can make the cut at Championship level.

Chris Wilder has done excellently to compile a squad that is capable of at the very top of League One, the consistency of performances and results has seen Wilder’s side open an eight-point gap on Fleetwood Town in second place.

One of the key reason for Sheffield United’s success has been the quality of recruitment, however, the improvement in quality has seen some players who may have felt that they would have a bigger role to play drift to the peripheries of the squad.

As preparation begins for life in the Championship, the summer transfer window could prove vital for Chris Wilder and Sheffield United.

There is already an expected high turnover of players both incoming and outgoing which could see some Sheffield United squad players assessing their future at the South Yorkshire club.

FLW writer Elliott Wheat-Bowen looks at TWO Sheffield United players who may feel that it is time to leave as their careers are at a real crossroads.