Many Sheffield United fans have given up on promotion chances this season

They were tipped to compete at the top of the Championship, but Sheffield Untied are currently as close to the relegation spots as the play-offs.

Tuesday, 9th November 2021, 11:42 am

Saturday’s 3-1 defeat against Blackburn was the Blades’ third defeat in their last five and left them seven points adrift of sixth place – the same distance from Hull City in twenty-second place.

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Despite a new manager and several new faces, the same problems persist at the Lane and supporters are growing increasingly frustrated with performances and results.

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Sheffield Untied are currently as close to the Championship relegation spots as the play-offs.

With United eighteenth in the division, the early season optimism of an immediate return to the top flight appears to have been drained from many fans.

“More chance of me winning the the EuroMillions and the Lottery in the same week,” said Shaun Hickey of their current chances.

Dave Scott added: “Not a prayer, we’re going the other way at the moment, although I think Slav will get it sorted just in time to avoid the drop.”

Paul Thomas warned: "The main aim at the moment is not to get involved in a relegation battle.”

Mark Bell was more optimistic, however.

He said: “If they can turn it around before Xmas, they will make the play offs. Very poor championship year. Only Bournemouth and Fulham in it."

Bournemouth and Fulham currently occupy first and second spot respectively with a six-point gap to West Brom in third.

Sheffield United return to action at home to this season’s surprise package, Coventry City, who are fourth, following the international break on Saturday 20 November.