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Hopper shortlisted for Checkatrade Trophy player of the round

6 November 2017

Following the completion of the second round of fixtures in the group stages of the Checkatrade Trophy, the shortlist for the Player of the Round competition has been revealed with Tom Hopper making the final five.

You can vote for the Scunthorpe forward here and if he takes home the trophy, you could have the honour of presenting the award and winning tickets to the Checkatrade Trophy final*.

His two moments of opportunism in the 2-1 victory over local rivals Grimsby Town secured Lincolnshire derby bragging rights for the Iron.

This week’s conclusion of the second round of fixtures saw a number of standout performances, including the second consecutive 4-3 thriller involving AFC Wimbledon, this time beating Tottenham Hotspur Under-21s. Portsmouth, Shrewsbury Town and Wigan Athletic also impressed with comprehensive home wins.

The Checkatrade Trophy Player of the Round shortlist for the second group stage matches is as follows:

> Matt Clarke (Portsmouth)
> Tom Hopper (Scunthorpe United)
> Jordan Maguire-Drew (Lincoln City)
> Toby Sibbick (AFC Wimbledon)
> Reece Brown (Forest Green Rovers)

The Checkatrade Trophy Player of the Round competition gives fans the opportunity to vote for the player they feel shined in the first round of fixtures.

An independent football expert selected the five worthy players that make up the shortlist and now supporters have the chance to vote for the final two via The two players with the most votes will then be considered by a judging panel consisting of representatives from the EFL, before the overall winner is revealed.

Every fan who votes will be entered into a prize draw, with one lucky supporter getting the chance to present the Checkatrade Trophy Player of the Round award to the winning player and win tickets to the final of the competition at Wembley in April. 

Fans have until 9am on Tuesday 7th November to register their votes for the award. To vote for the player you feel deserves to be the Checkatrade Trophy Player of the Round, please visit

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