DEMAND for coaches for Huddersfield Town’s big day out at Wembley has led to a shortage of buses in Yorkshire next weekend.
And it’s an early victory for Town over the Blades.
Town fans have beaten play-off final rivals Sheffield United to the county’s supply of vehicles, forcing the Blades to commission a train instead.
Town’s official Travel Club have reserved as many as 65 coaches for the all-Yorkshire showdown a week today.
Mr Mark Stott, director of Milnsbridge-based Stotts Coaches started planning his mammoth operation two weeks ago and stole a march on Sheffield United, who may have still had one eye on automatic promotion.
“As a Town fan I didn’t want to tempt fate by planning too early but it had to be done,” said Mr Stott.
“We’ve hired coaches from as far afield as Leeming Bar, Nottingham, Liverpool and Easingwold and there is a shortage now.”
The Blades warned on Wednesday that coaches were in short supply and urged fans to book early.
Yesterday they announced they had commissioned a Football Special train from Sheffield Midland Station with 500 seats available.
A Blades spokesman blamed the all-Yorkshire clash for soaking up demand for coaches and said 10 had been filled on the first day.