How Sheffield United can clinch promotion to the Championship tonight

Tonight could prove to be the night every Sheffield United fan has dreamed of this season as the Blades have the chance to return to the Championship.

Wednesday, 5th April 2017, 3:57 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:10 pm
Jack OConnell of Sheffield Utd celebrates his goal during the English League One match at Bramall Lane - Simon Bellis/Sportimage

League-leaders Sheffield United are now tantalisingly close to clinching promotion and have the opportunity to do so at home to Coventry City tonight.

Their opponents are currently rooted to the bottom of the table and are staring at probable relegation to League Two.

Many Blades fans could be forgiven for thinking that the game is as close to a three-pointer as they come, but even a win over Coventry won't guarantee promotion.

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The Blades must win tonight in order to gain promotion and, if they do, all eyes will turn to the Kassam Stadium where Oxford United host Fleetwood Town.

Despite ten points seperating the teams, Fleetwood's form of late hasn't inspired much confidence and Oxford are just seven points off the play offs with a game in hand.

Oxford United must beat Fleetwood Town tonight in order for Sheffield United's celebration party to kick off in earnest.

If they do, it will mean Chris Wilder will secure his second successive promotion and United will be playing Championship football for the first time since the 2010/11 season.