3,000 Sheffield Wednesday fans are set to head to Lincoln City for the friendly match between the two according to a report from the Sheffield Star.

The Owls are well-known for having thousands of fans following them across the country and it appears that despite a disappointing season last time out, they are still planning to travel in droves. They are going to kick off their pre-season campaign on Friday night with a match against Lincoln City. The two sides have not faced each other since in 1979 where Wednesday won 3-0 in an FA Cup First Round fixture.

And perhaps because it is the first match since the end of last season and that most Wednesday fans have never had a reason to visit Sincil Bank, thousands of fans will be heading to the match. They quickly sold out their initial allocation of 1,908 tickets and Lincoln then decided to sell an extra 1,100 tickets to the away fans which did cause some controversy among their own fan base. They have sold 800 of those tickets so far and it is widely expected that they will sell out before Friday night’s fixture.

It’s remarkable to see a team sell so many away tickets for a friendly even if Wednesday are well-known for having these sort of away attendances. The club are yet to do anything this pre-season as no senior players have been signed yet with the only dealing being the sale of Jack Hunt to Bristol City. But perhaps something might happen before Friday night’s fixture to make the travelling fans even more excited for the match.

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