1st Oct, 2020

City aim to blunt Blades

Rob George 6th Nov, 2015 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

CUP fever has again gripped Worcester as City supporters prepare for Saturday’s mouth-watering FA Cup tie at Sheffield United.

Around 1,900 tickets of the club’s initial allocation of 2,200 have already been sold, with club bosses urging as many supporters as possible to make the trip to the Steel City.

Seven official coaches have been booked for the FA Cup first round clash at Bramall Lane as City look to repeat their giant-killing heroics against the League One side.

Joint manager Carl Heeley told the Observer the preparation for the game would follow the same routine as last year’s trip to the Ricoh Arena to play Coventry City.

“There’s a few things we did last year which obviously Matt (Gardiner) and I will be doing again such as getting the lads together the night before,” he said.

“The preparation for any game is fundamental but I don’t think we will be doing much more than when we play games in the league other than meeting the night before,” he added.

City go into the clash on the back of a 1-0 defeat at Harrogate Town which left them 19th in National League North, while United were beaten by lowly Crewe Alexandra by the same scoreline.

“First and foremost it’s about the experience we can gain, as players, staff and directors. There is no better tie for that than this one,” Heeley said.

“We are going to play against a giant of a club, at a massive stadium and in front of a huge crowd, it’s a brilliant draw.”

Tickets are £10 for adults, £5 concessions and just £1 for under 18s and supporters can get their tickets from the online shop or Tourist Information Centre.

The Tourist Information Centre is situated next to the Guildhall and is open between 9.30am and 5pm for the rest of the week.

Sheffield United confirmed last night (Thursday) the game would be all ticket for Worcester City fans.

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