EFL Trophy trial

EFL Trophy trial

The board of the Iron Trust welcomes the clarification made by Scunthorpe United’s chief executive Jim Rodwell explaining why the club voted in favour of inviting Premier League U21 teams to complete in the 2016-17 EFL Trophy.

The feedback we have received from supporters has largely opposed the idea. It is clear that Premier League academy teams taking part in the competition is not something that a majority of Scunthorpe United supporters would like to see.

We will include a question on this in our annual members survey, which will provide the club with supporter views to help guide their decision making before the next time they are asked to vote on the matter.

We were also pleased to see the EFL approve a commitment to meet with organised supporter groups twice a season. We note recommendations that these meetings should include supporter trusts and look forward to sitting down with the chief executive or other board members to help drive our club forward.