AS the excitement builds ahead of this weekend’s Yorkshire Play-Off Final at Wembley, Blade fans all over the city had the chance to get their hands on the NPower League One trophy.
Sheffield legend and Blades ambassador Tony Currie was at Meadowhall with the trophy, where he chatted with excited fans.
“We’re all hoping our team will be lifting this trophy on Saturday, so we thought it would be great to let fans see what we’re all working for,” said Tony.
“I’m confident our team can do it on the day. We’ve had our niggles but we’re in good shape right now and we’re better than the other team.
“The fans have been amazing and their support really goes a long way with the players.
”Let’s just hope everyone performs as they can and we bring this lovely trophy back to Sheffield so we can join the other Sheffield team in the championship.”
Die-hard Blades fan Richard Henderson has been supporting his team for almost four decades.
“I think it’s set to be a really great weekend for United,” he said.
“The fans have got to thank Danny Wilson for getting us where we are right not. He’s a fantastic manager and he’s worked hard to get us to our rightful place.
“I think it’s the jobs of the fans, supporters, the players, directors and everybody else to go down to Wembley with a good attitude on Saturday and bring that trophy home.
“I’ve touched the cup for myself and chatted with Tony - a dream come true.”
18-year-old fan Jonathan Tomlinson added: “You never get to see the trophy that close-up at a game so it’s been fantastic to come here today and touch it for myself, plus meet a real life legend in the flesh!”