Cheshire East Council is urging people to get behind Crewe Alexandra when they play in the final of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy next weekend.
The Alex take on Southend United on Sunday, April 7, in what will be the club’s first-ever cup final appearance at Wembley Stadium and a second visit to the home of English football after they won the League Two Play-Off Final last May.
And the Council will be involved in the build up to the big occasion when its Deputy Mayor, Councillor Dorothy Flude, visits the Alexandra Stadium tomorrow (Wednesday, March 27) to meet the manager, Steve Davis, the players and see the trophy the team is vying to win.
The Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, which is contested between all 48 teams from the Football Leagues One and Two, will be on display in the club shop at the Gresty Road stadium from 3pm-6pm tomorrow.
There will be opportunities for people to come in and have their pictures taken with the trophy and players and get autographs.
Councillor Stewart Gardiner, Cabinet support member for health and adult social care, which includes responsibilities for leisure, said: “We want Cheshire East to be a place with strong and supportive communities so we very much want to show our support for Crewe Alex in the cup final. On behalf of all at Cheshire East I wish them the very best of luck.
“Crewe is a town on the up and we should all want to show our pride in the town and continue to support all our sportsmen and women.
“I hope everyone gets behind the team at Wembley and I would encourage all those who can to make their way to the Alexandra Stadium tomorrow to meet the manager, players and our Deputy Mayor with the trophy.”