Defender springs into lead in beard contest

John Brayford.
John Brayford.
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Sheffield United defender John Brayford is in the running for an award – as one of Britain’s top beard wearers.

The beard of spring award is presented by The Beard Libertation Front, a network of bearded individuals – and the 26-year-old Blade is in the lead for this year’s honour.

Keith Flett, BLF organiser, said: “John is polling very well.

“However, there is still time to go in the beard of spring poll, which does not close until Friday.”

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