The match at Bramall Lane is now a 5:35pm kick off, having moved back from its scheduled 3 o'clock slot.
Tickets are still available for Saturday's match against West Bromwich Albion; those supporters that have yet to buy tickets are once more reminded that they are now available to personal callers only from the stadium ticket office, Lakeside and Bluewater until 7 o'clock on Friday.
Supporters buying tickets on the day are asked to be at the ground earlier than normal; due to the knock on effects of the postal strike the ticket office have been unable to post tickets as normal and so there are, of course, a greater number of supporters collecting tickets.
From 1.30pm onwards fans without tickets are advised to head direct to pay turnstiles and not to queue at the ticket office.
Pay turnstiles are available in the following areas from the numbers shown below:
Centenary Lower - £27 Adults - £15 Under 16's - Turnstile 4
Bobby Moore Upper - £32 Adults - £18 Under 16's - Turnstile 48
East Stand Upper - £36 Adults - £19 Under 16's - Turnstile 67 , 69
Dr Martens stand upper tier - £36 Adults - £19 U16s - Turnstile 16, 17, 28
£32 Adults - £18 Under 16's - Turnstile 18 , 27, 28
The ticket office thank supporters in advance for there cooperation in arriving early.
Looking at the West Brom game, Alan Pardew says:
"With no win in the league for five games, the pressure is building on us - but it is not as if we've been losing games or losing confidence.
"But we have got to improve and play with freedom and we need to focus on how important every game is; we are not producing performances to win us automatic promotion, and it's absolutely understandable the fans are frustrated.
"I have said I want to create a culture of success - this is a results business after all - but we have no divine right to get promoted; it has to be earned.
"It has always been very friendly and that's fantastic in some ways but it's so friendly you can get a bit relaxed, so I have changed some things that have happened here for years - but I wouldn't make a big thing of it."
There will be discount vouchers in the matchday programme for the West Brom game entitling fans to free printing on a home or away shirt bought in the stadium shop [non matchday only]; free admittance to the museum when spending £30 in the stadium shop [Saturday matchday only] after 11am; a 50p discount off a matchday programme for the Wigan Athletic match on the 29th November; and a 10% discount on any purchase made in the stadium shop over £30 before 11am on a Saturday matchday only.