Sheffield United: Blades host Notts County on opening weekend

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Sheffield United will host Notts County on the opening day of the new season, the Football League have announced.

The fixture, among six with a “historical feel,” was confirmed this lunchtime as part of the governing body’s 125th anniversary celebrations.

Bramall Lane is the world’s oldest professional stadium while County, who visit South Yorkshire on the first weekend in August, are the FL’s oldest club.