The pair's new single 'Ya Don't See The Signs' is adopted by Cambridge United as an unofficial anthem...

Rising UK hip hop duo MARK B & BLADE have struck a strange alliance with struggling football team CAMBRIDGE UNITED that has led to an invitation to train with the club.

The pair’s forthcoming new single ‘Ya Don’t See the Signs’ has been adopted by United as the tune to which the players run onto the pitch before home games. And such is the interest that has been generated that the pair have been invited to train with the team on April 26, ahead of Cambridge’s final home game of the season on April 28.

Mark B & Blade have also been invited to perform the track on the pitch immediately before that game (against Division Two highfliers Wigan). However it looks unlikely that the London-based duo will be able to attend as they are performing in Aberdeen in the Scottish Tryptich Festival that night.

A spokesperson for Cambridge United told NME.COM that the bizarre coming together began when someone from the club saw B & Blade play live in Cambridge, loved them and set up the link. He added that he hoped the pair would inspire the club to pick up the points it still needs to avoid relegation to the third division.

In other football related news, NME.COM has learned that Blade has been approached by a friend to help pen an unofficial anthem to celebrate Arsenal FC reaching the FA Cup final. NME.COM will bring you more details on the track in the coming days.