6 goals, 3 assists in 11 games: Were Leeds right or wrong to cash in on Billy Sharp?

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Billy Sharp has found form at Sheffield United after signing from Leeds in the summer.

Billy Sharp clinched a move back to boyhood club Sheffield United in the summer, leaving Leeds United and the Championship behind.

And after a goalless first three games, the 29-year-old really hit form.

Sharp went on a streak, scoring in six consecutive League One games, with goals against Swindon, Bury, Blackpool, Colchester, Bradford and Doncaster.

While he has not scored in his last two matches, his start has clearly been a success, and with three assists to his name too, there is plenty for the Blades to smile about, currently sitting in seventh, just outside the play-offs on goal difference.

Did Leeds make a mistake or is everyone a winner?

Sharp is clearly benefitting from playing regular football, something he was not afforded at Leeds. He was frequently in and out of the side, and when he did play he was under pressure, knowing a goalless game could see him dropped for the next one.

Experiments with him playing deep, or out wide, were mercifully short lived, and this summer new head coach Uwe Rosler decided to allow him to move on.

If Leeds' intention was not to play him, and just keep him in reserve, then the sale was clearly the right call for all, but should the Whites have made more effort to integrate him into their side?

While a division below, Sharp is showing what he can do when given the trust of his manager. Leeds signed Chris Wood and are invested in playing him, but he has been inconsistent, and their options are realistically limited beyond Mirco Antenucci after that.

The real failure was last season, which was an by product of the changes in management, but at this stage it seems as though Sharp is on course for a 20 goal plus season, given he has already bettered the five Championship goals he scored for Leeds in 2014/15.

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