Wednesday fans put their shirt on Madine in charity fund-raiser

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THE shirt that derby point-saver Gary Madine wore at Bramall Lane is a big attraction in a charity sale.

All 25 of the men who figured in the derby action - the Blades used two subs and the Owls one - signed their shirts and they are being flogged on e-Bay in aid of Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity, the Cavendish Centre and The Children’s Hospital Charity.

Early bidding saw 25 offers for Madine’s shirt, pushing the price up to £770 already with more than six days to go in the auction.

Both clubs are backing the fund-raiser. Owls chairman Milan Mandaric said: “Everyone knows I haven’t been in this city for too long, but from the short time I have been here I know that the Sheffield people are special.

“To see that first hand at my first Sheffield derby was a truly memorable experience and we as a club are delighted to support the three city charities.”

United managing director Dave McCarthy said: “Sunday’s exciting match at the Lane will be remembered for a long time. This is a marvellous chance for United fans to own a genuine memento from the game and help support three local charities.”