David Prutton has given his verdict to Sky Sports on some of the key fixtures in the Championship this weekend with his opinion on Sheffield United’s promotion hopes a key topic.
The former Sheffield Wednesday man gave his verdict on his ex-rivals’ hopes for the rest of the season, suggesting the equation was simple if they are to get promoted.
He also commented on the Blades’ next match as a whole. The Yorkshire club take on Bristol City at Bramall Lane but despite the visitors being able to gather their thoughts over the international break, he thinks they will struggle to get a result.
Here’s what Prutton said to Sky Sports:
“It is simple enough for Sheffield United now. Win eight games and they will be a Premier League side next season. But that is much easier said than done at this stage of a campaign!
“Bristol City will probably be glad the international break came when it did, because it will have given Lee Johnson the opportunity to arrest one of their trademark dips in form. I do not think they will have enough to claim anything here, though.”
Sheffield United go into the final few months of the season sitting a point above Leeds in the automatic promotion places. Therefore their fate is entirely in their own hands. As Prutton says, all they have to do is win their remaining games and they will be promoted.
The momentum is all with the Blades right now too. They’re ten games unbeaten and after beating Leeds, their main rivals for the final automatic spot, they will be full of confidence.
Chris Wilder’s men have only tasted defeat at Bramall Lane four times in the league this season so Prutton’s claims that Bristol City won’t have enough is difficult to disagree with. However, the Robins did claim victory over their opponents on Saturday earlier in the season.
That win came all the way back in September though and Sheffield United are now a different beast.