Sheffield United: Skipper gets sentimental

Michael Doyle is set to captain Sheffield United at Wembley tomorrow � BLADES SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY

Michael Doyle is set to captain Sheffield United at Wembley tomorrow � BLADES SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY

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Sheffield United captain Michael Doyle is urging his team mates to secure a place in history by reaching the FA Cup final, writes James Shield.

Nigel Clough’s side, the first League One team to appear in the last four of the tournament since Wycombe Wanderers 13 years ago, face Hull City at Wembley tomorrow for the right to face either Arsenal or Wigan Athletic in next month’s showpiece.

Doyle, a member of the squad which beat Charlton Athletic in the previous round, said: “Getting there would be incredible. It still feels to be a million miles away, though. Even now.

“I feel further away now than when we beat Charlton.

“I haven’t even thought about it. But a final would be incredible for the club, especially because of the division we’re in.

“It has never been done before and that would give every single one of the lads a real affinity. We have a great togetherness but that bond would never be broken.

“We could then come back every 25 years for the celebration dinners and what have you. I can get a bit sentimental thinking about things like this but the achievement would be massive.”

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