Following the completion of the final round of fixtures in the Group Stages of this season’s Checkatrade Trophy, the shortlist for the Player of the Round has been revealed, with fans having the chance to vote for their preferred player and present the award to the winner.
This new award has been set up by title sponsors Checkatrade and is open to all players taking part in this season’s Checkatrade Trophy.
The conclusion of the third round of fixtures saw teams book their spot in Round Two of the Checkatrade Trophy and get one step closer to a showpiece Wembley final in April 2018.
Blackpool topped Northern Group B courtesy of an impressive 4-1 victory over Middlesbrough U21s. Boro’s North-East rivals didn’t fare any better, with Newcastle United U21s falling to a 4-1 defeat against Oldham Athletic.
However, the fixture of the round belongs to Gillingham and Reading who played out an exhilarating 7-5 thriller, with the victory sending the Gills through to the next stage.
The Checkatrade Trophy Player of the Round shortlist for the third group stage matches is as follows:
- Jack Byrne (Oldham Athletic)
- Jordan Graham (Fulham)
- Caleb Richards (Blackpool)
- Erico Sousa (Accrington Stanley)
- Scott Wagstaff (Gillingham)