Billy Sharp makes emotional admission about the Sheffield United captaincy

His first game as skipper was a League One game at Bolton; his most recent a Premier League clash in front of a packed Bramall Lane.

Wednesday, 15th April 2020, 1:04 pm
Updated Wednesday, 15th April 2020, 1:05 pm
Sheffield United captain Billy Sharp says Sheffield United is a "special" football club: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

But, for Billy Sharp, every chance to pull on the armband for his beloved Sheffield United is a moment to relish.

"I never really thought about being a captain before I got the job and I don't think anyone realises what it means until you do the job," Sharp said.

"The first time I put it on was such an honour, and every time I do so it's the same feeling.

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"I'm delighted with how it's gone and the lads have supported me to a man. They're a great bunch of players to lead and be responsible for."

Sharp, who took part in a Skype interview with regional media, was praised by his manager Chris Wilder earlier this week.

Wilder said that giving Sharp the captaincy, in one of his first acts as the new United manager, was one of his best-ever decisions.

"It's really nice to hear that," Sharp added. "I'll always remember the walk we had around the pitch at Bramall Lane, where he laid out all the things he wanted me to do.

"I've just tried to do them. I'm growing as a captain and a player and to hear that from the manager is great.

"The media team have done a great job putting clips out of our recent success. We just want to keep working hard and achieve even more together."

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