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Wembley final between Bristol City and Wallsall set to attract 70,000 plus

It is testimony to the growing importance lower league clubs place on the JPT competition. Bristol City will face fellow League 1 side Wallsall in front of over 70,000 fans at Wembley. It will be the biggest football crowd in Europe this weekend except for the Real Madrid v Barcelona clash at the Camp Nou.

City, who will play in their red home kit on Sunday, last featured at Wembley in the 2008 Championship play-off final, when a Dean Windass goal for Hull denied them a place in the Premier League.

They won the Football League Trophy in 1986 and 2003 and, should they beat Walsall on Sunday, they will be the first club to claim the title three times.

Sunday's match will be the first time Walsall have featured at Wembley in their 127-year history, having reached the area final of the competition in 1998 and 1999.

The Saddlers go into the game on the back of a run of just one win in eight games, which has seen them slip eight points off the play-off places.


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