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Preview: Trophy Quarter-Finals

We're down to the last eight Clubs, with April's Final at Wembley getting closer by the day!

17 January 2020

It's time for the Quarter-Finals!

The Trophy action continues on Tuesday 21 January, when a spot in the final four of the competition will be up for grabs!

Here's what's coming up...

Exeter City v Stevenage (7pm)

In an all-League Two clash, Exeter City will take on Stevenage, hoping that league form will play its part. The hosts are chasing promotion this season while Stevenage are battling against relegation, though their respective runs in this competition will offer both sides plenty of encouragement. Exeter were the first side to secure their place in the Quarter-Finals with an impressive win over Ipswich Town, while Stevenage also defeated League One opposition by seeing off Bristol Rovers. 

Newport County v Leicester City U21 (7pm)

Leicester City's Under-21s are the only remaining Academy side left in this year's competition, but face a difficult task to reach the Semi-Finals, as they prepare to travel to Newport County. With Wembley now within touching distance, County will be hoping for a trip back to the home of football, having reached the League Two Play-Off Final in 2018/19. They were impressive in a 3-0 win over MK Dons in the last round, while Leicester U21s came from behind to beat Newport's conquerers in that Play-Off Final, Tranmere Rovers. 

Salford City v Accrington Stanley (7:45pm)

It's been a season to remember so far for Salford City, playing in the EFL and Trophy for the first time. After beating Port Vale to reach this stage, the Ammies have been rewarded with a tie on home soil, against Accrington Stanley of League One. Stanley came through a dramatic Lancashire derby at Fleetwood to book their place in the Quarter-Finals, equalising in the last minute of normal time before winning on penalties.

Portsmouth v Scunthorpe United (7:45pm)

Last, but certainly not least, attention turns to the holders, Portsmouth. They're set to take on Scunthorpe United after continuing their Trophy defence with a 2-1 win over League Two side Walsall last time out, and will have their sights set on Wembley again. Paul Hurst's Scunthorpe, meanwhile, overcame a potentially tricky test against Manchester City Under-21s, winning 3-1 on the night. It's set to be a cracker!


You can follow coverage of the games via @LeasingcomTrphy on Twitter, and @EFL on Instagram. Details for the Semi-Final draw will be announced in due course.


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