Before Bradford City manager Phil Parkinson travelled down to Birmingham, he spoke to Calendar reporter Chris Dawkes about his hopes for the game.
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The rheas, named Sally and Harry by staff looking after them at a farm in Haxey, were both found in the Sprotborough area.
It comes after months of protests following United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust's (ULHT) decision to close the unit overnight.
It will be available to see at William Wilberforce's birthplace, Wilberforce House Museum, throughout Hull's tenure as UK City of Culture.