David Weir running out of time at Sheff Utdby Jack Kitson / 09 October 2013, 09:38Tweet
David Weir is only four months into his first managerial job but he could soon find that spell cut short following Sheffield United’s diabolic start to the season. United have won just one of their 12 league and cup games (in 90 minutes) under Weir, who is now rapidly running out of time to prove his worth at Bramall Lane.
Weir succeeded Danny Wilson in the Blades dugout back in June and the former Scottish international got the club off to a perfect start with a 2-1 win against Notts County on the opening day of the season. However, since then they have recorded just two points from their following nine matches, which recently included a woeful six-match losing streak.
Furthermore their away form has been nothing sort of atrocious, losing all five of their games on the road. As a result they are struggling down in the League One relegation zone (22nd) with a pitiful five points to their name out of a possible 30.
United’s only other win this season came at Scunthorpe who they beat 5-4 on penalties in the JP Trophy last month, following a dire goalless draw. However, on Tuesday night they were dumped out of the competition after suffering a shock 1-0 defeat at home to League Two side Hartlepool, which has subsequently piled the pressure on Weir, who insists he won’t quit.
On Sunday the Blades face a tricky trip to Coventry who would be on the cusp of the play-offs if they hadn't had a 10 point deduction at the start of the campaign. The Sky Blues are the evens favourites with Bet Victor to register their sixth win of the campaign, while Weir's men can be backed at 31/10 to come away with their first victory since the start of August.