Dean Henderson pretty much sums up the team spirit among this Sheffield United side.
The Blades have effectively confirmed promotion to the Premier League following the 2-0 win over Ipswich Town.
They are six points ahead of third-placed Leeds United – who host Aston Villa later today – with one game left to play.
Even if Leeds were to win both of their remaining matches, because of the Blades’ superior goal difference it would take an unrealistic goal swing for them not to go up to the Premier League automatically.
This was shown by the fact that manager Chris Wilder allowed his players to celebrate with the fans at Bramall Lane. Humble and level-headed throughout the promotion chase, even Wilder allowed himself to party.
Henderson has played every minute of this successful Championship campaign since arriving on loan from Manchester United last summer.
And the goalkeeper took to Twitter after the Ipswich victory to share his joy:
I’m feeling emotional right now we are so close thanks for your amazing support 🔜🔝🔝 I love this club ❤️@SUFC_tweets
— Dean Henderson (@deanhenderson) April 27, 2019
A true Bladesman
Henderson’s stay in South Yorkshire may only be temporary, but his love for the club is not. The 22-year-old has really bought into the ethos and spirit of the Blades.
Henderson’s affection for all things Sheffield United is not false. It is easy to see that by the way the ‘keeper celebrated alongside his teammates in front of the Kop.
— Sheffield United (@SUFC_tweets) April 27, 2019
This is not to say Henderson cares any more or less about this achievement that those around him. One would imagine captain Billy Sharp, a boyhood Blades fan, has dreamt about this day for a lot longer.
But the fact a loanee is this affected by promotion shows what Wilder has achieved. On paper he did not have the most talented squad, but he sure has the most committed.