‘Wembley Weekender’ for Papa John’s Trophy Finals

The EFL has at the moment confirmed {that a} distinctive action-packed ‘Wembley Weekender’ of football will happen in March for the 2020 and 2021 Papa John’s Trophy Finals.

In an EFL Trophy first, the 2 finals will likely be played in succession over the weekend of 13-14 March 2021, with last year’s postponed match between Portsmouth and Salford City going down first on Saturday 13 March adopted by the 2021 Final on Sunday 14 March.  Each matches will likely be staged at Wembley Stadium, kicking-off at 3pm – with the motion broadcast reside on Sky Sports activities.

Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett says: “For players, administration, employees and supporters, going to Wembley Stadium is all the time an important day and we’re happy to now have a date for the 2020 final.

“It clearly received’t be the identical with out the fantastic Pompey supporters there to cheer us on, however we’ll do every thing we will to win the sport for them.”

The 2020 final between Portsmouth and Salford City was initially due to happen in March 2020 however was postponed due to the outbreak of COVID-19. 

The 2021 Papa John’s Trophy competition is presently on the Semi-Final stages with Lincoln City, Oxford United, Sunderland AFC and Tranmere Rovers remaining within the competition.

The draw for the Semi-Finals will likely be made reside on Sky Sports activities tomorrow night time at roughly 7:45pm in-between the 2 reside EFL matches.  Caroline Barker will likely be internet hosting with Adebayo Akinfenwa, who scored the winning goal for Swansea City within the 2006 Final, deciding on the ties.

Semi-Final ties will likely be played on Tuesday 16 February 2021 and Wednesday 17 February with each fixtures kicking-off at 6pm and reside on Sky Sports activities.

Papa John’s Trophy Finals

Saturday 13 March 2021                      2020 Final – Portsmouth v Salford City           3pm

Sunday 14 March 2021                        2021 Final – TBC                                                  3pm

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