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

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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.