Special day for Cresswell

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Richard Cresswell is braced for an emotional afternoon when his former club Sheffield United visit York City today.

Cresswell joined Nigel Worthington’s side earlier this month after spending four years at Bramall Lane.

Speaking ahead of this afternoon’s match, he told The Star: “It’s going to be a bit of a funny feeling, that’s for sure.

“Football has a habit of throwing these type of situations up but you’ve just got to get on with it. I don’t know whether the manager will want to involve me or not. But, if he does, then I’m going to be playing against lads who until not so long ago were my colleagues and a lot of good mates.”

Cresswell, aged 35, paid United an emotional tribute after parting company with the club 11 days ago. “As far as I’m concerned, once a Blade, always a Blade,” he said. “I’ll never forget my time there.”

He added: There’s a definite sense in our camp that York City are on the up, we worked so hard to get promoted back into the Football League.”

United, who ...(ADD RESULT)...Atromitos FC last night, begin the new League One season against Notts County on Friday.