Sheffield United's promotion to the Premier League in the summer signalled the end of the road at Bramall Lane for a number of players. Four senior names were released at the expiry of their contracts, their loanees returned to their parent clubs (for the time being) and a host of other younger starlets took the next steps in their fledgling careers.
Amongst those who moved on are some now facing relegation battles and another playing for his boyhood club in Europe, while one was forced into a tragic retirement after a bad injury. From bonafide club legends to lesser-known youngsters, we had a look at the next steps for 23 players after leaving the Lane in the summer...
5. lliman Ndiaye
The Senegal star was so, so close to staying at Bramall Lane and signing a new deal before an 11th-hour change of heart. He was instead sold to his boyhood club Marseille, where he has experienced a slow-ish start and has one goal in 17 appearances so far
6. Harrison Neal
After playing for the Blades in pre-season Neal was sent out on loan again, following up last season’s spell at Barrow with experience of League One with Stevenage. He has made eight appearances to date, four coming in the league and from the bench
7. Finley Potter
Another promising member of United’s young crop, Potter rejoined Barnet on loan in the summer and has made 12 appearances in the National League so far this season
8. Oliver Arblaster
Earmarked by United’s coaching staff as a first-team player of the future, Arblaster has had a good season so far on loan at Port Vale and was recently named in the England U20 squad