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Police warn fans ahead of Scunthorpe Sheffield United tie

Police are warning fans without tickets for today's League One clash between Scunthorpe United and Sheffield United not to travel to the game.

Officers also say fans with tickets travel early to ensure they arrive before kick off.

Fans are advised not to attend if they do not have a ticket as there will be no tickets available on the turnstiles. Those attending without tickets will be directed to leave the area surrounding Glanford Park. Police are also keen to ensure that supporters don’t miss the game and they are being advised to get to the stadium early so they get to see the whole match.

– Humberside Police

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Blades fan was "very unassuming"

Sheffield United have paid tribute to one of their best-known fans, who has died.

David Spencer was widely known at Bramall Lane and considered one of the Blades' biggest fans Credit: Sheffield United

David 'Shred' Spencer had supported the Blades through thick and thin and organised coaches to away matches for many years until his death yesterday at the age of 61.

Hundreds have now backed a campaign to get a stand at Bramall Lane named after him and players at today's match away at Crawley wore black armbands as a mark of respect.

David was a very, very unassuming man, who didn't want any fuss. We tried to honour him last year and he didn't want it. We will be talking to his family about what they want.

– Kevin Cookson, Senior Communications Officer, Sheffield United.

Sheffield United's tribute to well-known "superfan"

Sheffield United will wear black armbands at their game against Crawley Town in memory of one of their best-known fans. David Spencer, or "Shred" as he is affectionatley known, died yesterday.

Hundreds of fans have now signed a petition to have one of the stands at Bramall Lane named after him.

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Blades keeper joins Motherwell on loan

Sheffield United's 21-year-old goalkeeper George Long has joined Scottish Premiership side Motherwell on loan until the end of May.

Sheffield United's 21-year-old goalkeeper George Long has joined Scottish Premiership side Motherwell on loan until the end of May. Credit: Press Association

Blades boss Nigel Clough regards him as a prospect for the future, and hopes that the loan spell will lead to more first team football, with opportunities limited at Brammall Lane.

Hopefully this will prove to be a good move for George. We've consistently said that he would benefit from playing on a regular basis and we hope this will be the case at Motherwell.

– Nigel Clough, Sheffield United Manager
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