The EFL has today confirmed that a unique action-packed ‘Wembley Weekender’ of football will take place in March for the 2020 and 2021 Papa John’s Trophy Finals.
In an EFL Trophy first the two finals will be played in succession over the weekend of 13-14 March 2021, with last year’s postponed match between Portsmouth and Salford City taking place first on Saturday 13 March followed by the 2021 Final on Sunday 14 March. Both matches will be staged at Wembley Stadium, kicking-off at 3pm - with the action broadcast live on Sky Sports.
The 2020 final between Portsmouth and Salford City was originally due to take place in March 2020 but was postponed due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
The 2021 Papa John’s Trophy competition is currently at the Semi-Final stages with Lincoln City, Oxford United, Sunderland AFC and Tranmere Rovers remaining in the competition.
The draw for the Semi-Finals will be made live on Sky Sports on Friday night at approximately 7:45pm in-between the two live EFL matches.
Semi-Final ties will be played on Tuesday 16th February 2021 and Wednesday 17th February with both fixtures kicking-off at 6pm and live on Sky Sports.
Papa John’s Trophy Finals
Saturday 13 March 2021 2020 Final - Portsmouth v Salford City 3pm
Sunday 14 March 2021 2021 Final - TBC 3pm
Papa John’s Trophy – Semi Final Draw Numbers
1. Lincoln City
2. Oxford United
4. Tranmere Rovers