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A massive game for the city

18 September 2017

Ross Wallace is no stranger to big derby games and having featured in Old Firm and Tyne Wear tussles, the Scot is keen to taste a Steel City showdown.

The experienced winger has always revelled in the big occasions and the excitement of a local derby is a feeling that never gets old, according to the 32-year-old.

Over the years, Wallace’s derby list includes; Celtic v Rangers, Sunderland v Newcastle, Preston v Burnley, Burnley v Blackburn and the wideman is keen to add the Sheffield derby to the list.

“I’ve played a few derbies down the years in different parts of the country,” he told swfc.co.uk.

“This is one I’ve never played in so it’s one I am looking forward to. Everybody keeps telling me about it.

“It’s going to be a tough game, they have had a good start but we’re in good form and it’s going to be a good match and one for the fans.

“You can understand the hype and it should be there because of the size of the game.

“We were happy to see them come up last season because you want to play in these big games, competitive games, derby games, these are the game you want to play in.”

So how does Ross think Sunday’s derby will compare to those gone before?

“I will have to tell you after the match, it’s a massive game for the city and hopefully we can come out on top.”


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