Sheffield United: Former Blade passes away

Former Sheffield United goalkeeper John Hope has died, aged 67.

Hope, who moved to Bramall Lane from Newcastle United in 1971, made over 70 appearances for the club and was a member of the squad that won promotion to the top-flight later that year.

A United spokesperson said: “The thoughts of the Blades family are with John’s nearest and dearest at this time, the flag at Bramall Lane flies at half mast in tribute.”