Jess is really taking a stand

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THIS is the stand at Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane ground named after the city’s very own sporting superstar, Jess Ennis.

Blades fans will be taking their seats for today’s game against Bournemouth in The Jessica Ennis Stand.

The double tier stand has been emblazoned with a new banner and photographs of the Olympic gold medal winning heptathlete.

Jess, a lifelong Sheffield United supporter, said the accolade was ‘wonderful and totally unexpected’.

“I never expected when I started out in athletics in Sheffield all those years ago that I would have a football stand at Sheffield United named after me.”

Talks are still ongoing to rename Don Valley Stadium after Jess.