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New Sponsor for EFL Trophy
Monday, 5th Aug 2019 16:37

The EFL Trophy will be known as the Trophy for the next two seasons under a new sponsorship deal., who specialise in comparing car leasing offers, replace Checkatrade as the tournament’s sponsor.

Town will take on Tottenham’s U21s in their first ever game in the competition, which was won by former Blue Brett Pitman's Portsmouth last season, at Portman Road on Tuesday 3rd September (KO 7.45pm).

The Blues also face Gillingham, who will be in Suffolk on Tuesday 8th October (KO 7.45pm), and Colchester at the JobServe Community Stadium on Tuesday 12th November (KO 7.30pm).

EFL chief commercial officer, Ben Wright, said: “The EFL is delighted to welcome to our portfolio of partners at the League ahead of the start of what we all hope is another successful and memorable EFL Trophy campaign.

“With the revised format now firmly established, this competition continues to go from strength to strength and the EFL is looking forward to working with the team as we plot this season’s journey to Wembley and move on to the next chapter of the EFL Trophy’s history."

David Timmis, founder and MD of, added: “We’re delighted and immensely proud to have secured sponsorship of the EFL Trophy as part of our ongoing brand development campaign for

“We want to become a household name and what better way to achieve that than to sponsor one of the most high-profile tournaments in English football.

“Car leasing used to be viewed as something that was only available to businesses, but we want everyone to know that leasing a new car is a simple, affordable option that all drivers should consider.

“Over the last 20 years we’ve already helped more than a million people find their perfect car leasing deal: this sponsorship offers an ideal opportunity for us to help millions more ‘Say goodbye to buying’.

“The EFL Trophy continues to grow every year and has huge potential, so it’s a perfect partnership and we can’t wait to get the ball rolling.”

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MrTown added 16:40 - Aug 5 .

Can we just withdraw from the cup please

JaySwitch added 16:50 - Aug 5
Looking forward to the spurs game. Coyb.

Mark added 17:49 - Aug 5
Can this awful competition get any lower? I will not be watching ITFC first team playing an U21 side and I will boycott the competition. I say that as someone who has hardly missed a home match in 25 years.

JaySwitch added 18:05 - Aug 5
Mark will u stand by that if we are in the final..? 🤔

Mark added 18:35 - Aug 5
JaySwitch - I think the boycott should stand the whole competition, but if ITFC go to Wembley it would be hard to stay at home. I am totally against U21 teams being in the competition as it could lead to U21 teams joining the league. Football has to be about more than Premier League clubs.

ITFCsince73 added 21:07 - Aug 5
I’ve got a better name for it.....The tin pot trophy.

JewellintheTown added 21:37 - Aug 5
So, do we get charged over the odds to be in the tournament, have to give it back after 2 years or pay off a final installment?

algarvefan added 23:48 - Aug 5
Tin Pot or not , lets try and win this cup, because winning is a good habit and one we need to keep discovering all season.

scants_itfc added 09:10 - Aug 6
100% agree with Algarvefan. It's a crappy competition, but winning is winning. We are not going to win the FA cup or the league cup but we do have a chance of this one

BerlinBlue added 11:57 - Aug 6
It's not really a competition we want to be in, but we are where we are right now and should get behind the team. Tickets are only a tenner as well. I'll be there.

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