Sales push past the 10,000 mark for Checkatrade Final
Shrewsbury Town Boss Paul Hurst has urged the club’s supporters to come down in their numbers for the Checkatrade Trophy Final at Wembley.
Over 10,000 Town fans have now booked their tickets for the game against Lincoln City on Sunday 8th April.
This will be just the fourth time in the club’s history that they have featured at the national stadium and Hurst wants all Town fans to get behind the boys on the big day.
“The competition has clearly got its detractors and some people won’t go to the game, but we got a decent crowd in the Semi-Final against Yeovil and I was much happier with the turnout for that game”, Paul said.
“If I was a fan I would want to watch my club play at the national stadium. Some will have been fortunate enough to do that previously, for others it might be their first time, but I hope that even the ones that have been before go again and we can give them a different experience.
“We had a good experience in the FA Cup of a game on TV at home and then a trip to West Ham’s Stadium, where we took a good following, so it was a good experience but it’s not actually winning anything.
“It’s very rare that you actually get a chance to win anything in professional sport unless you are a top club that are competing every single year, so for me that’s something special and something that I’d like to look back on in years to come and think of as a special day for us.”
Shrewsbury have already enjoyed an incredible season on the pitch and are currently fighting it out with Blackburn Rovers and Wigan Athletic for automatic promotion from League One, but Paul believes that the addition of silverware could make this season even more memorable.
“Collectively we’ve enjoyed a fantastic season”, said Hurst.
“Last season I asked for more from the fans to help us stay in the division and they responded. This season we’ve certainly managed to get a team that they are very proud of and with that we’ve had some good performances and results and the fans have responded to that.
“In the last few games the fans have been right on it and they can see that no matter what happens we will have had a great season together and one that will stay in their memories.
“I’ve had a few letters and emails saying that it’s been the best it’s been for many years and for the younger fans it’s perhaps been the best they’ve ever seen, so if we can add some silverware to that as well it will make it and even better season.”
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