The Sheffield United hierarchy appear to have promised extra funds to Chris Wilder in January.

There are concerns that the ongoing feud between co-owners Kevin McCabe and Prince Abdullah would hinder transfer activity.

Both men want sole control of the club and underwent mediation in September, but no resolution was found. Therefore the argument is likely to be settled in the High Court in May.

Yet despite the problems at boardroom level at Bramall Lane, that will not affect the support given to Wilder and his players.

That is according to chief executive Stephen Bettis, who was quoted by the Sheffield Star:

“The January transfer window is also on the agenda and discussions have already started around our plans to strengthen the squad for the second half of the season.

“Both owners are united in their vision and determination to return this football club to the Premier League, where it belongs.”

January funds

This should please Blades fans, whose side are currently fourth in the Championship table and three points off the top.

United also started well last season, however, but dropped off in the second half of the campaign. To maintain their current status investment is needed.

Wilder has done brilliantly but large sections of his squad have come up from League One. To make a genuine promotion push that must be improved.

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By January the 51-year-old will have a clearer sense of which areas need new personnel. If the owners back him then a top two spot is not beyond reach.

If McCabe and Prince Abdullah are sincere in their desire to return to the Premier League then the next window could be exciting.

In truth, the Blades squad as it is wouldn’t cope in the top flight. However, give Wilder the funds and he can start addressing that in the New Year.

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