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Checkatrade Trophy: Young fans engaged as Trophy goes on tour

30 March 2017

The Checkatrade Trophy has been out and about in Coventry and Oxford ahead of Sunday's final at Wembley Stadium.

First up, the Trophy visited Oxford United's club shop for a late opening, and fans arrived in their numbers.

Three players came to meet the supporters with captain John Lundstram, striker Toni Martinez and defender Curtis Nelson in attendance, signing autographs and posing for pictures.

The Sky Sports cameras were also present, with U's chairman Darryl Eales giving his pre-Wembley views on air.

The #CheckatradeTrophy Final is five sleeps away, and @OUFCOfficial chairman Darryl Eales is feeling the excitement...


— Checkatrade Trophy (@CheckatradeTrpy) March 28, 2017

This week, it was turn of Coventry City, as the Checkatrade Trophy visited St Osburg's School.

Alongside the trophy were Sky Blues players Kyel Reid, Jordan Turnbull, Dion Kelly-Evans, Reice Charles-Cook and George Thomas, and the children gave them an extremely warm welcome!

The youngsters were able to ask the players questions and also give them their best wishes ahead of the showpiece.

Wembley fever is gripping the city of Coventry! Kyel Reid, Jordan Turnbull, Dion Kelly-Evans, Reice Charles-Cook & George Thomas greet fans.

— Coventry City (@Coventry_City) March 28, 2017

It's now on to Wembley for both sets of players and supporters, with more than 70,000 people expected at the national stadium to watch the Checkatrade Trophy Final, which kicks off at 2.30pm on Sunday 2nd April.

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