Sheffield Utd have finished the season with 100 points – albeit, not in the division they would have liked. Luckily, The Blades will be plying their trade in the second tier next season; the very lowest a club like United’s should expect to be.
Manager Chris Wilder will be plotting a second successive promotion next season, especially if their local rivals, Wednesday, manage to navigate their way out of the play-offs and maintain the one division gap between the two sides.
All the ingredients are in place to do so. Aside from the fact that almost anyone can mount a promotion push from the ever-unpredictable Championship, they have the momentum and a crop of young, hungry players driven by team spirit and the prolific goal-scoring talents of Billy Sharp.
All of the aforementioned makes it all the more baffling why they have re-signed former striker, Ched Evans. Evans has just been relegated with Chesterfield and did little to help the cause there.
Furthermore, last time he played for Sheffield Utd in the Championship, he was relegated with them as well, only managing 13 goals along the way.
That considered, surely the £500,000 price tag and high wage demands that arrive with Ched, do not exactly represent value for money on or off the pitch?