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The three things Blades need between now and end of the season

Sheffield United fan's voice graphic
Sheffield United fan's voice graphic

Sheffield United are one of a handful of teams in the Premier League with total certainty as to what level we will be competing at next season, so my hope is that the club - manager, players and owner - act like it.

Our Premier League fate is essentially out of our hands, but there are plenty of things that we can still control.

Here are three things I would like to see in the remaining games:

Focus on young players

These last 10 games should be a proving ground for us to discover whether our top youngsters - Andre Brooks and England Under-20 international Oli Arblaster - can be considered as viable starting options in a Championship midfield.

They have both shown promising signs, especially given the wreckage around them. It could be huge for us next season given the amount of squad turnover we are set for.

Being able to pencil in Arblaster or Brooks (or in a dream situation, both) as part of a four or five-man midfield rotation would be a big bonus.

Decide who we can make profit from

Can any of the players 'do an Aaron Ramsdale' over the rest of the season? I do not mean refusing to play in order to force a move. I mean transforming his reputation as a struggling player into someone who made a top side decide to drop £30m on him just a few months later.

Being able to flip a player for maximum value would offset a large amount of the financial hit we aree about to take from relegation. There is no obvious candidate to take that step. But then the idea that Arsenal would want Ramsdale would have been genuinely laughable six months before the transfer took place.

Can Anel Ahmedhodzic rediscover last season's form? Can Vini Souza turn the occasional dominant midfield displays into the norm for the final 10 games?

Whose party can we crash?

With not much left to lose for United this season, how about drawing a line under this campaign by ruining someone else's?

Part of the fun of football is lording it over the opposition, as virtually every away fan to come to Bramall Lane this season can attest.

So how about United sign off by making someone else's supporters feel just as miserable as we have for most of this campaign?

Stopping Liverpool’s title charge in its tracks at Anfield feels fanciful, to say the least. But we do still have games against relegation-threatened Nottingham Forest and Everton, plus a final day match-up with Champions League-chasing Tottenham.

We've had our noses rubbed in it all too often this season, so getting the chance to turn the tables just for one afternoon could be a lovely morale-booster heading into the summer.

Ben Meakin can be found on BladesPod

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