Walsall FC can confirm that our Checkatrade Trophy second round game at home to Bury on Saturday December 2nd will be streamed exclusively live on iFollow for UK and international subscribers.
In what is a first for Walsall Football Club, Saddlers fans will be able to watch our game against the Shakers, which kicks off at 12.30pm, as part of a trial.
This decision follows the news earlier this year that EFL Clubs will be able to stream Checkatrade Trophy games to a domestic audience as part of new broadcasting arrangements being put in place.
The new deal kicks in from the start of 2019/20 but the Checkatrade Trophy live streaming right has been brought forward to take effect from this season’s competition starting in the Second Round.
It will also form part of a wider trial for the EFL and its clubs as plans are made to deliver live domestic streaming for any non-Saturday 3pm league and live TV games from the start of next season.
The EFL plans to announce further details later this week including confirmed pricing for supporters.