SHEFFIELD UNITED: Blades calling on fans for final Lane flourish

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SHEFFIELD United supporters are being urged to pack Bramall Lane when Danny Wilson’s side play their final home match of the season against Stevenage later this month.

With Wilson predicting this term’s race for automatic promotion could “go right down to the wire”, club officials have responded by cutting ticket prices for the potentially decisive fixture.

“Our fans are really important to us,” the United manager said. “They’ve given us tremendous backing and, believe me, it really does make a difference.

“Having the crowd right behind them fills the lads with confidence and it really spurs them on.

“The atmosphere at our ground has been brilliant this season and the more people the lads have got cheering and shouting them on the better.

“The more noise the better it is for us and the worse it is for the opposition.”

Entrance to the visit of Stevenage, which kicks off at 5.20pm, costs £10 adults, £5 concessions and £1 for under-16’s after being designated as a ‘Red and White Day.’

Season ticket holders attending the fixture will receive an additional 300 loyalty points.

Dave McCarthy, United’s managing director, said: “It promises to be a great game played in a special atmosphere. Stevenage are in the chase for the play-offs and we too want promotion.

“We know how Bramall Lane is a special place when we have a big crowd for a big game which on this occasion will also be in front of the television cameras.

“It promises to be a significant game in what has been a really exciting season so far.”

United, who are second in the League One table, entertain Bournemouth on Saturday.

Caretaker manager Paul Groves will travel north searching for his first win at the third attempt.