Sheffield United: Joy for young Blade Georgia as her homemade sign lands her Billy Sharp's Blades shirt

Young Blade fan Georgia Strickland had a weekend to remember after her homemade sign landed her the shirt of Sheffield United skipper Billy Sharp.

Monday, 29th January 2018, 12:39 pm
Updated Monday, 29th January 2018, 12:45 pm
A beaming Georgia with Billy Sharp's shirt

Inspired by a young Brighton fan who held up a sign successfully asking for Chelsea star Eden Hazard's shirt, in a move that made national headlines, 10-year-old Georgia Strickland made her own for Saturday's FA Cup tie against Preston at Bramall Lane.

And Georgia's dad Steven tweeted a picture after the game of Handsworth Girls star Georgia with her new prized possession, a move that attracted praise for Blades skipper Sharp - who scored the winner from the penalty spot as United went through to the fifth round.

Georgia and dad Steve

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"Thank you Billy for making Georgia’s day," Steven said.

"What a top man. "It took her all week to make after she saw the Chelsea lad on TV!"

Sam Blackburn replied: "It’s why I love my club! Great captain role model and all round nice bloke!"

And Jamie Robshaw added: "Blades for life, well done Billy.

Georgia making her sign

"Just about to start to knock my sign up for Tuesday - look for it at back of the Kop."

Georgia and Steve, from Charnock, watched the game from the Bramall Lane South Stand.

Georgia's sign which landed her Sharp's shirt
Georgia and dad Steve
Georgia making her sign
Georgia's sign which landed her Sharp's shirt