Barnsley vs Sheffield Utd

Bramall Lane, April 30, 3pm

THE Blades deserve a good deal of credit that they have the slimmest of slim chances of surviving, with two games to go.

Two wins over the Easter weekend renewed hopes but these were the first in 12 matches as a horror season wore on.

Now, failure to win both remaining games will see them down, as will a point for Doncaster and Crystal Palace regardless of what United do.

A season in which consolidation was hoped for quickly became a nightmare.


IN an attempt to pull themselves away from the danger zone, the Blades turned to a manager who bleeds Red and White.

But for all the passion and level-headed emotion, Micky Adams has shown since taking charge in January, he has not been able to save his boyhood club from the drop into League One.

The 49-year-old former Southampton defender had Port Vale on course for League Two promotion before the lure of the Blades proved too much to resist.

Adams guided Fulham, Bradford and Leicester to promotion in the past.