Chairman’s praise for fans

The remarkable vocal backing of Sheffield United fans has been praised again.

Even though the Blades had two men sent off after half an hour and eventually went down to a 3-0 defeat at Watford, the club’s supporters – who numbered nearly 1,000 at Vicarage Lane – never gave up on their backing for the players.

Football club chairman Chris Steer has said he expects more of the same in Saturday’s crunch Yorkshire derby with Leeds United at the Lane.

“It is the way we are really, our supporters are amongst the best in the land. The backing from our fans on Saturday was simply terrific,” said Steer.

“It was also the same when we beat Forest in the last home game. The fans were there throughout and I am sure it will be the same when we take on Leeds.

“I was so impressed by the loyalty the fans showed to the club and the players at Watford. Even when we had fallen behind and seen Henderson and Williamson sent off, the fans were still singing their hearts out and providing the sort of backing that makes you extremely proud to be a Blade

“I cannot thank our supporters enough for sticking with us through these difficult times on the pitch. It is something I appreciate, as does the manager team and the players,” he added.