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Sheffield United fans discuss John Lundstram

Sheffield United fans were full of joy during their victory over Bournemouth on Sunday.

They praised the efforts of dynamic duo Oliver McBurnie and Billy Sharp but among their remarkable pursuit of Champions League football, there is a growing narrative hovering over John Lundstram.

Benched in the last two games for new arrival Sander Berge, he seemed to send out a message with his goal against the Cherries. His emotion was clear in his celebration as he pointed towards his chest as if to say he was still one of the main men at Bramall Lane.

It was that particular moment, amongst others that led to a debate on social media as one fan seemed to think that the midfielder wasn’t happy despite scoring the winning goal.

Given he’s been restricted to appearances from the bench against Bournemouth and Crystal Palace, it’s hardly surprising.

Other reactions centred around the need for Lundstram to be given a new contract. The 25-year-old’s current deal expires at the end of the season but there seems to be a hope that he will put pen to paper on new terms.

Talking to BBC Radio Sheffield over the weekend, manager Chris Wilder noted: “I’ve got a meeting away with the owners and Steve (Bettis, CEO). The next job is now for me to look at those contracts and the club and keep the group together, because it’s a decent little group we’ve got here and I don’t want it to get broken up.”

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Meanwhile, Lundstram had the following to say: “Going forwards it’s something that the gaffer and me will speak about. It’s a club on the up, so we’ll see what happens in the future and hopefully it can plan itself out.”

Wilder has previously stated that the club will take up the option to automatically trigger a one-year extension.

However, one of the most heated debates arose around whether Lundstram should be playing over Berge.

The Norwegian has started twice since his arrival, impressing on his debut by winning six tackles. However, he was more underwhelming last weekend and was withdrawn on the hour mark after failing to win any challenges.

Who is the best option?

Berge

Berge

Lundstram

Lundstram

Some thought Berge wasn’t up to speed with the Premier League yet, pleading for Wilder to start Lundstram again.

A further supporter thought their January arrival didn’t have the mobility to play in the role that Sheffield United’s number 7 does. Given that Berge’s natural position is as a holding player, that verdict is largely correct.

Who starts in Sheffield United’s next encounter against Brighton remains to be seen but after Lundstram’s contribution from the bench, Wilder certainly has a large dilemma on his hands.

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