Steel City Derby clash tonight!
Updated Wednesday, 22nd September 2010
Sheffield United pit their wits against arch rivals Sheffield Wednesday at Bramall Lane tonight in the totesport.com reserves league...
It's the only time you'll be able to see the Blades face the Owls this season! United's reserve side take on Wednesday's tonight at 7:00PM at Bramall Lane. United's reserves usually feature youngsters from the academy, but some familiar faces from the first-team are also expected to make an appearance at some point.
Entry is free for all season ticket holders and juniors under 16, otherwise, it's £2 for adults and £1 for seniors and students. Ahead of the game, reserve coach Mark Smith explains how it will be a different experience for the players to be playing at Bramall Lane instead of Sheffield FC's ground at Dronfield.
He said: "It will give it the feel of a proper game under floodlights and it will be good for the youngsters who will be included.
"We will have a decent team out so it all bodes well for a decent performance which is the most important aspect. We will get plenty out of the first-team players and also the kids that will take part.
"It adds a bit of spice for me and probably the home-grown lads and although it is a reserve game it is still a derby, so there are some bragging rights at stake and I want us to come out on top.
"It should be a decent atmosphere with a few more inside the ground and with what is at stake it should give the game an edge.
"We need games at Bramall Lane, to play on a good surface with proper facilities and with all due respect to Sheffield FC, some of the youngsters need this kind of experience to progress."
Blades Mad will bring you a report of the game.