It’s a fair bet that few Sheffield United followers will have heard of Luke Berry before Tuesday night.
Then, along came the ‘Berry buries Bury” headlines and Blades followers will at least note one name as their side heads to the Fens on Sunday for a really awkward-looking FA Cup second round tie against Cambridge United.
The 21-year-old midfielder took his season’s tally to eight with both goals in the 2-1 first round replay win over Ronnie Jepson’s Bury to set up Sunday’s televised tie at noon.
It continued a booming season for the U’s who are firm favourites to return to the Football League from where they were relegated in 2005.
They currently top the Skrill Conference by four points and have lost only once all season.
Manager Richard Money is achieving it with a group of players largely with non-league backgrounds and very limited League experience ... “the players are out to make a name for themselves on Sunday,” he said.
Boss Money watched the Blades against Walsall last week in anticipation of his team beating Bury.
United’s last visit to the Abbey Stadium was in August 1979 in a pre-season Anglo-Scottish Cup group match they won 1-0. The last away game of the previous season was also at Cambridge, a 1-0 defeat virtually sealing the Blades’ relegation to what’s now League One.