Sheffield United have brought back one of the club’s most popular players in recent times. John Brayford spent a spell on loan at the Blades last season and boss Nigel Clough has moved to snap up the famously bearded right back on a permanent basis, shelling out well over £1million for the privilege.
Here’s what United fans had to say about Brayford’s ‘homecoming’.
@alexclapham - Hope Brayford is presented to fans on Weds. More than just a RB signing. He brings such a buzz around the whole place #sufc #twitterblades
@Jakemallett028 - Never thought we’d pull it off fair play @JamesDPhipps
@tyronej1984 - John Brayford. What a man. A talismanic right-back, cult hero, and bearded legend. Will galvanise our support. #twitterblades #SUFC
@braywatchbeard - @brayfordjohn WELCOME HOME BROTHER WE LOVE YOU MAN
@CreswellBlade - John Brayford is magic, he’s got a magic beard. And when @JamesDPhipps announced it, all the Blades fans cheered.
@samfwalker - Tempted not to shave until @brayfordjohn scores a goal for us, anybody else fancy the #BeardChallenge?
@SheffChris - Bin waiting for a special occasion to crack open the fizz. Feels perfect welcome home @brayfordjohn
@Benjamin_Crofts - Finishing work and reading that we have signed the amazing @brayfordjohn has made my whole day.
@chrisbrunt1988 - Can’t help but think the feel good factor is back at the lane for the first time in years! Watch us march on!!!
@nathangleed99 -Nice to see a player has come because he loves the club and not for money
@drsevers - Sir John of Beards is nailed on for me to be club captain next season
@BGC1889 - The #BGC would like to take a moment, to wish #TwitterBlades everywhere A Very Happy John Brayford Day!