Sheffield United to pay tribute to Maddy Cusack ahead of Newcastle clash after footballer’s tragic death aged 27

SHEFFIELD UNITED will pay tribute to Maddy Cusack ahead of their clash with Newcastle on Sunday.

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Cusack tragically passed away aged 27 this week, with tributes pouring in from across the football world.

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Clubs across the women’s game have been holding a minute’s silence before matches this weekend.

The Blades confirmed Cusack’s death on Thursday and will celebrate her life before Sunday’s game.

Newcastle visit Bramall Lane in the Premier League’s 4.30pm kick-off.

In a club statement, Sheffield United confirmed: “Ahead of the Newcastle game, we will celebrate & honour the life of Maddy Cusack, a loved & respected figure of the Sheffield United family.

“There will forever be a void in the hearts of everyone connected to the club & a number of activities have been planned to remember her.

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“We would politely ask supporters to be in their seats for 4.15pm to partake.”

Midfielder Cusack joined the Blades back in 2019 and also worked for the club as a marketing executive.

She signed a new deal back in July after making her 100th appearance last term.

GettyCusack tragically passed away this week aged 27[/caption]

Prior to signing for Sheffield United, Cusack also had spells with both Birmingham and Aston Villa.

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Her cause of death has not yet been revealed.

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