Sheffield United to name stand after Jessica Ennis

Sheffield United are set to rename one of their stands after Olympic gold medallist Jessica Ennis.

Jessica Ennis. Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

From this weekend, the Bramall Lane stand will be renamed The Jessica Ennis Stand in recognition of the Sheffield heptathlete's achievements.

Sheffield United owner Kevin McCabe said: "It is an appropriate and fitting tribute to re-name our Bramall Lane double tier stand after one of the finest athletes this country has ever produced".

Ennis told the club's website: "I never expected when I started out in athletics in Sheffield all those years ago that I would have a football stand at Sheffield United named after me".