Owls fans back humble Tigers

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SHEFFIELD Wednesday supporters have set up a fund-raising group to help cash-strapped Worksop Town pay an alleged debt to neighbours Sheffield United.

Wednesdayites for Worksop are seeking to raise £3,000, which is the figure the Tigers supposedly owe the Blades for bringing in young goalkeeper Steve Hernandez during the 2007/08 season, before the end of the year. The group have staunchly denied they are assisting Worksop to put one over their rivals.

Chris Eales, the founder of the group, told The Star: “It has got nothing to do with the rivalry. This is about doing something good for football.

“We are quite appalled that a club of Sheffield United’s stature would take Worksop to court for what is a relatively small amount of money.”

Craig Burns, United’s finance director, claims they have been left with “no other alternative” other than to pursue the apparent debt.

For more information, log on to www.wednesdayitesforworksopfc.co.uk