SHEFFIELD UNITED: Thanks in advance to travelling army

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SHEFFIELD United have taken the unusual step of thanking fans for their support at Milton Keynes Dons - before Saturday’s meeting with Karl Robinson’s side.

United are set to enjoy a 5,600-strong following for the crucial League One fixture which could see Danny Wilson’s team secure automatic promotion back to the Championship.

Bramall Lane officials also revealed last night that tickets for their final home match of the season - against Stevenage on April 28 - are also selling “much faster than usual.”

“It’s a tremendous turnout and one that Danny, the squad and everyone associated with our club really appreciate,” Dave McCarthy, United’s managing director, told The Star.

“To have that many people wanting to cheer the lads on is remarkable and we probably could have sold even more.

“I’m sure it will give the players a real lift.”

United will be assured of the runners-up spot if they beat MK Dons and Sheffield Wednesday lose to Carlisle.

Robinson’s men climbed to fourth when they triumphed 3-0 at Scunthorpe at the weekend.