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Pre-season: Sheffield United in Portugal ahead of top flight campaign

Sheffield United have started their pre-season campaign with a short trip to Portugal.

Phil Jagielka returned to Sheffield United after 12 years Credit: Simon Bellis/Sportimage via PA Images

Chris Wilder's men have been in Quarteira this week on a trip which will end with a match against Spanish side Real Betis at the Algarve Stadium on Friday.

New signing Phil Jagielka, who returned to the club, after a 12-year absence earlier this month, is also training with the squad.

Upon returning home, the Blades will play four away friendlies at Burton Albion, Northampton Town, Chesterfield and Barnsley. They will also play another friendly at home before kicking off their first top-flight campaign away at Bournemouth on the 10th of August.

Our reporter Chris Dawkes is away in Portugal with the squad and you can the latest from him on his Twitter account: @ChrisDawkesITV.

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