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Sheffield fans stay away in droves

Filed: Tuesday, 26th August 2014
By: Staff Writer

Sheffield United are understood to have been left with thousands of unsold tickets for their trip to West Ham this evening.

Following the draw for the second round of the Capital One Cup, which was made on 13 August, Hammers fans residing in the Trevor Brooking Lower were informed that they would have to find alternative seating for tonight's game as the entire lower tier was being reserved for travelling Blades supporters.

However that would appear to have been an unnecessary move in hindsight as away fans have decided to stay away from the ground en masse, with some citing the potential for trouble - as a result of the recent animosity between the two clubs - as the main reason for failing to attend.

Sheffield had been allocated approximately 3,500 tickets for the game, however less than half of that number are likely to be used when the two teams meet at the Boleyn Ground this evening.

* See below for Sheffield United manager Nigel Clough's take on tonight's meeting.

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