Oh boy, how Huddersfield Town have caused problems for Sheffield United

The Bramall Lane club are seeking their fourth new manager since losing to Town in the 2012 League I play-off final.

The Blades, who host Town in the Under 21 Professional Development League II play-off final on Saturday, have sacked Nigel Adkins.

Now they are being strongly linked with former Halifax Town player and boss Chris Wilder.

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The 48-year-old, who had discussions with Charlton Athletic over their managerial vacancy but decided against a move to The Valley, has just led Northampton Town to the League II title.

Sheffield United finished 11th in League I, eight points off the play-off places, and now face a sixth successive season in the third tier.

Town beat them on penalties after a goalless draw after extra time in the play-off final at Wembley four years ago, when Danny Wilson was in charge.

He remained manager until April 2013, and David Weir and Nigel Clough had spells at the helm before Adkins arrived on a three-year contract last June.

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Clough, who left Bramall Lane last May, has just led Burton Albion to promotion from League I.

The 51-year-old Adkins, who has also managed Scunthorpe United, Southampton and Reading, tweeted: “I’ve met many good people in the 11 months I’ve lived in Sheffield.

“I wish you well. It saddens me to say goodbye.”

Stocksbridge-born Wilder, who had a short spell as a Blades player, has also managed Oxford United.