Clarets could be denied trophy handover glory

The Football League Championship Trophy won't be at the Valley tomorrow
The Football League Championship Trophy won't be at the Valley tomorrow

Football League bosses have today revealed that should Burnley clinch the Championship title tomorrow they will be denied their moment of glory on the day with a trophy presentation.

A spokesman said: “Should Middlesbrough win the title, the trophy will be presented at the Riverside Stadium following Saturday’s match. Whereas if Burnley or Brighton & Hove Albion are champions, the trophy will be presented at a later date to enable a greater number of the winning club’s fans to join in with the celebrations.”

The spokesman said the decision had been made following discussions with the three clubs involved.