Trophy success would bring in crucial money
JOHN Coleman has revealed he will continue to take the EFL Trophy extremely seriously - as the prize money on offer from wins in the competition could lead to a new signing in January.
The EFL Trophy has been heavily criticised over the past two seasons due to the introduction of academy teams from Premier League and Championship teams.
It has led to many sides in League One and Two not paying the competition as much attention as they may have done in the past, but Coleman won’t be taking that approach.
“The prize money per win in this competition is £10,000 and that would also mean a lot to us, more so than Middlesbrough and Wigan and possibly also Blackpool,” he told the club’s official website. “It could be the difference between us getting in a player in January or not doing, so that’s a massive incentive.
“Plus it’s a chance for players who haven’t played as much football as they would like to come into the team and stake a claim for a regular place and we’ve got to try and keep this momentum going by winning games.
“Footballers crave playing time and it can be difficult.”