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24 August 2018

Special moment to lead team out at hometown club - then it's game on

Paul Hurst will lead Town against his boyhood club on Saturday in what he says will be a special moment.

The Blues boss was born in Sheffield and his family home is still in the city, with Hillsborough holding some fond memories for him.

“They were my boyhood team. My dad used to take me to watch them and I think I have sat in every stand there,” Paul told the Club website.

“I played there quite a few times for Sheffield boys. I took part in a penalty shoot-out on one occasion and won my school a kit - which wasn’t much use as we didn’t have a football team. The rounders team ended up with it!

“I was invited for trials at Wednesday as a schoolboy when I was with Rotherham but didn’t enjoy it despite the fact it was my team. I preferred it at Rotherham and decided to stay there.

“The stadium does hold some great memories for me and while I won’t get too wrapped up it in, it will be a special moment to lead a team out at Hillsborough on Saturday.

“Once the whistle goes, it’s game on though and I want to win.”

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