Sheffield United to face South Yorkshire rivals Rotherham in pre-season friendly

Sheffield United will face neighbours Rotherham United in a pre-season friendly this summer.

Friday, 12th May 2017, 2:02 pm
Updated Monday, 15th May 2017, 8:27 am
Paul Warne

The game, on Friday, July 21, will kick off at 7.45pm.

A Millers statement read: "The friendly is the first of several planned announcements as boss Paul Warne puts the finishing touches to his close and pre-season schedule.

Chris Wilder

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

"Rotherham hosted the Blades at AESSEAL New York Stadium as recently as 2013 for a League One fixture.

"The Millers boss has confirmed that he is looking to finalise a pre-season tour of Austria for July, with several other friendly dates to be confirmed in the coming days and weeks."

United have already confirmed a home pre-season friendly against Stoke City at Bramall Lane, on July 25, and also play Chesterfield on July 18 at the Proact.

They will also go abroad after playing Stocksbridge Park Steels on July 8, and face National League outfit Eastleigh FC at Ten Acres on Friday, July 28.

Chris Wilder