Preview: The Semi-Finals

This season’s Papa John’s Trophy Finalists will probably be confirmed this week, with the Semi-Finals set to happen on Tuesday and Wednesday night.

Just 4 teams stay within the 2020/21 instalment of the competition, all of which can have their sights firmly set on the Final, which will probably be held at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 14 March.

Here is a have a look at the Semi-Final ties…

Oxford United v Tranmere Rovers
Tuesday 16 February – 6pm

The primary of the 2 Semi-Finals comes on Tuesday night time, as League One Oxford United take on League Two Tranmere Rovers on the Kassam Stadium. Finalists in each 2016 and 2017, Oxford have been in high-quality kind within the league and will wish to go all the best way this season, however Tranmere know all about what it takes to win this competition, having lifted the Trophy in 1990. Oxford beat AFC Wimbledon 3-1 to achieve the Semis, whereas Tranmere overcame Peterborough United 2-1. Of the players remaining on this season’s competition, Tranmere’s Danny Lloyd is the joint-top scorer, having discovered the net 4 instances.

Sunderland AFC v Lincoln City
Wednesday 17 February – 6pm

Both Sunderland AFC or Lincoln City will join Oxford or Tranmere within the Final once they meet on Wednesday night time on the Stadium of Gentle. Sunderland had been Finalists on this competition just two years in the past, whereas Lincoln’s 2018 triumph will nonetheless be recent within the memory for all related to the Imps. Sunderland registered a convincing 3-0 win at MK Dons within the last round, whereas League One leaders Lincoln overcame Hull City on penalties to achieve the last 4. Lincoln’s Alex Palmer was named Player of the Round for the Quarters, following his heroics within the shoot-out.

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