Sheffield United striker Leon Clarke set to leave Bramall Lane as Blades boss Wilder eyes quality replacement for promotion push

Sheffield United striker Leon Clarke set to leave Bramall Lane as Blades boss Wilder eyes quality replacement for promotion push

LEON CLARKE is set to leave Sheffield United after being left out of the trip to Norwich City to consider offers. The striker top scored for the Blades last season with 19 goals and extended his contract to 2020 but has since struggled and lost his starting place in this campaign.

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Final reckoning hides Sheffield United's giant effort to reach Championship play-offs as Blades boss Wilder prepares for showdown with warring owners

Final reckoning hides Sheffield United's giant effort to reach Championship play-offs as Blades boss Wilder prepares for showdown with warring owners

THE final analysis shows Sheffield United finished tenth in the Championship, six points short of the play-offs. But those stats hide the real story of another terrific season at Bramall Lane and the giant strides Chris Wilder’s over-performing squad took in an effort to prolong a promotion bid.

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Kid gloves treatment turns out to be perfect fit for Sheffield United striker Leon Clarke as Blades press for play-off spot

Kid gloves treatment turns out to be perfect fit for Sheffield United striker Leon Clarke as Blades press for play-off spot

LEON CLARKE approaches the final three matches of the regular season seeking a career-best 19th goal as Sheffield United head to Birmingham with a play-off place still within reach. Clarke has been buoyed this week by being named in the PFA's Championship team of the season. Blades boss Chris Wilder's apparent kid gloves treatment is paying dividends

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Why Sheffield United's misfiring striker Leon Clarke is untouchable as Blades prepare to resume race for the play-offs

Why Sheffield United's misfiring striker Leon Clarke is untouchable as Blades prepare to resume race for the play-offs

LEON CLARKE has scored just once in his last 14 appearances but his place in Sheffield United's side appears safe no matter that the club's top scorer has stopped delivering. But Clarke isn't the only one. Boss Chris Wilder's hands appear tied as the Blades prepare to resume their race for the play-offs after the international break. Whatever their fate, a big shake-up in the strike department must be on the way.

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Super Sharp puts Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder on the spot as top scorer Clarke continues to fire blanks

Super Sharp puts Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder on the spot as top scorer Clarke continues to fire blanks

BILLY SHARP answered his doubters in the best possible way. He let his ability to score goals do the talking, netting twice to defeat former club Leeds at Bramall Lane and lift Sheffield United back to within touching distance of the play-offs. It was Sharp's first Championship start of 2018 and it gave his boss Chris Wilder plenty to think about.

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Ex-Sheffield Wednesday striker Leon Clarke says Sheffield United have nothing to fear in Championship as he wins salute from boss Wilder

Ex-Sheffield Wednesday striker Leon Clarke says Sheffield United have nothing to fear in Championship as he wins salute from boss Wilder

LEON CLARKE cemented his place in Blades folklore with four goals to sink Hull City at Bramall Lane and move Sheffield United into the second automatic promotion spot. The 32-year-old former Sheffield Wednesday striker is enjoying the best time of his 17-club career and believes United have nothing to fear in the Championship now.

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Red tide is turning at Bramall Lane as Sheffield United confirm they are real deal in Championship promotion race

Red tide is turning at Bramall Lane as Sheffield United confirm they are real deal in Championship promotion race

BLADES fans have known for sometime something is stirring at Bramall Lane. But after a turbulent week after having topped the Championship table and then slipped, 45 breath-taking minutes at Bramall Lane confirmed to the wider world that Sheffield United are serious promotion contenders. 

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UNLIKELY LADS: Leon's our main man up front now says Sheffield United boss Wilder as Duffy becomes driving force for table-topping Blades

UNLIKELY LADS: Leon's our main man up front now says Sheffield United boss Wilder as Duffy becomes driving force for table-topping Blades

LEON CLARKE has become Sheffield United's main man up front, says Blades boss Chris Wilder. It's a remarkable transformation for the former Wednesday striker who had struggled to impress at Bramall Lane but is now a firm favourite. Mark Duffy, meanwhile, is also enjoying the best football if his career, becoming a major driving force.

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Ex-Owl Leon Clarke finally earns his Sheffield United citizenship and says life at Bramall Lane is simply great

Ex-Owl Leon Clarke finally earns his Sheffield United citizenship and says life at Bramall Lane is simply great

LEON CLARKE is a revelation. The 32-year-old former Sheffield Wednesday striker finally won over Blades fans with two goals in the derby win at Hillsborough and another brace to sink promotion favourites Wolves. It helped lift Sheffield United to second in the Championship table. This on the back of a goal rush towards the end of last season. It looks as if Leon, at his 17th club, has finally found a good home.

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Anything's possible as five-star Sheffield United make statement of intent in demolition of neighbours Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough

Anything's possible as five-star Sheffield United make statement of intent in demolition of neighbours Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough

A STUNNING Steel City derby victory at Hillsborough gave Blades the bragging rights and left Sheffield Wednesday fans in stunned silence. It also raised the bar and confirmed that Sheffield United have serious play-off potential on their return to the Championship. That will become clearer as they face another big test, at home to big-spending Wolves.

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Sheffield United striker Leon Clarke steals the show and Blades boss says best is yet to come for Sheffield United Championship match-winner Billy Sharp

Sheffield United striker Leon Clarke steals the show and Blades boss says best is yet to come for Sheffield United Championship match-winner Billy Sharp

BILLY SHARP, top scorer for the last two seasons, got himself and Sheffield United off the Championship mark with the match-winner against Brentford at a packed Bramall Lane. Manager Chris Wilder says the 31-year-old striker has yet to reach the peak of what he's capable of. Sharp grabbed the headlines on the day partner up front Leon Clarke was the real story.

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Striker Clarke reaches unexpected crossroads at Bramall Lane despite support from Sheffield United boss Wilder

Striker Clarke reaches unexpected crossroads at Bramall Lane despite support from Sheffield United boss Wilder

LEON CLARKE at his 17th club and 32 years old on Friday, has arrived at an unexpected crossroads only six months into his injury-prone career at Sheffield United. An impressive debut by new signing James Hanson and the ever-improving form of Caolan Lavery has pushed misfiring striker Clarke even further down the pecking order at Bramall Lane.

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Furious Wilder blasts his Sheffield United 'big time' players then names and shames failing strikers

Furious Wilder blasts his Sheffield United 'big time' players then names and shames failing strikers

CHRIS WILDER sensationally named and shamed his failing strikers and blasted players for their "big time" attitude which he says cost Sheffield United three points after a frustrating 2-2 draw at home to Gillingham. It's not the first time the Blades boss has been in meltdown this season. Now he's lined up another striker and is demanding an instant midweek response against Fleetwood at Bramall Lane.

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Sheffield United No2 Knill's claim about strikers at Bramall Lane doesn't add up

Sheffield United No2 Knill's claim about strikers at Bramall Lane doesn't add up

ALAN KNILL'S claim that Sheffield United have four strikers who are the envy of League One doesn't add up. Do the maths. Top scorer Billy Sharp certainly matches the description with 12 league goals. But the captain isn't getting much help from his teammates up front. Matt Done, Leon Clarke have three between them. Caolan Lavery hasn't scored.

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It's tin hat time for Sheffield United as cracks appear in Wilder's rebuild at Bramall Lane

It's tin hat time for Sheffield United as cracks appear in Wilder's rebuild at Bramall Lane

THE TRANSFER window has closed and it's tin hat time for Chris Wilder whose  comprehensive rebuild at Sheffield United now faces its biggest test. Has he assembled a squad good enough to establish a promotion bid? Or after all the rhetoric are cracks beginning to show?

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