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Checkatrade Trophy


4 September 2018

The Checkatrade Trophy has returned... Your journey starts here.

Sixty-four clubs are potentially just seven fixtures away from a memorable day in the Checkatrade Final at Wembley Stadium in March.

Over 41,000 spectators were in attendance at the showpiece event in April, as Lincoln City marked their first visit to the National Stadium with victory against Shrewsbury Town.

Ahead of the 2018/19 campaign, the defending champions could become the first team to successfully defend the trophy, whereas the competition welcomes five new EFL clubs from last season in the shape of Barnsley, Burton Albion, Sunderland and returning to the EFL, Tranmere Rovers and Macclesfield Town. 

England Manager Gareth Southgate, Peterborough United Director of Football Barry Fry, and Brighton & Hove Albion Manager Chris Hughton are just some of those hoping the Checkatrade Trophy can continue to provide not only a platform for younger players to develop, but also a genuine chance at silverware for participating clubs.


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