Morgan digs out his boots in the name of local charity

Chris Morgan in action in his testimonial back in July
Chris Morgan in action in his testimonial back in July

Sheffield United legends Chris Morgan and Tony Currie will be hoping for one more taste of derby-day glory this weekend when they lend their time to support the Master Cutler’s FA(KE) Cup at Bramall Lane.

Morgan has signed up to captain a Blades side, managed by Tony Currie, against a Sheffield Wednesday XI with Terry Curran in charge, and Lawrie Madden as skipper.

Making up the numbers on both sides are fans of the Blades and the Owls, who have each pledged at least £1,000 to support Sheffield charity The Brathay Trust

Howard Webb, who took charge of both the World Cup and Champions League final in 2010, will oversee proceedings, with the main game kicking off at 1pm on Sunday.

“This match will not only be a great way to raise much needed funds for the young people of Sheffield but will also be a really positive event for the community,” Mal Brannigan, United’s managing director, said.

“Both clubs and I hope that it will bring both sets of fans together to have fun and play a great game of football.”

Entrance to the game is free, but donations to the charity are welcomed.

Centre-half Morgan, who will wear his old No.5 shirt, captained United to promotion to the Premier League in 2005/06 and enjoyed a testimonial game against Newcastle earlier this year.

Currie, who still works as an ambassador for United, was recently voted as the club’s greatest ever player.