Young Blade Mia meets her hero Brayford

A young Sheffield United fan was given a surprise as John Brayford was on hand to present her with a signed Blades home shirt.

We presented four-year-old Mia Goddard with the special prize at our showroom, with the help of the Blades defender who is infamously known as 'The Beard.'

Mia, of Wadsley Bridge, Sheffield, won the opportunity following a social media competition we announced at the Blades away kit launch event.

Sheffield United cult hero John Brayford was on hand to present the shirt, much to the delight of Mia, who attends Parsons Cross Church of England Primary School.

Her father, Nathan, said: “We are so grateful to John Holland for this wonderful prize.

“The signed framed shirt is a wonderful prize in itself but having John Brayford there to present it was a total shock and the icing on the cake. I am sure Mia will be talking about this for a long time now!”

MD Mark Holland said: “Ever since we have become the front-of-shirt sponsors of Sheffield United, we have thoroughly enjoyed interacting with Blades fans.

“It gives us great pleasure to give fans opportunities such as this and it was heart-warming to see the reaction of Mia when she realised John Brayford was here too.

“We now look forward to launching more competitions as the season progresses.”

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