Sky Bet League Two club Lincoln City have already sold around 25,000 tickets for their first visit to Wembley Stadium in their 133-year history according to the club’s official Twitter feed.

The Red Imps will compete against Sky Bet League One club Shrewsbury Town in the Checkatrade Trophy final under the famous arch on Sunday 8 April.

Lincoln City qualified for the showpiece event by recording an impressive penalty shootout victory over Chelsea’s under-23 side in the semi-final at Sincil Bank last month. That victory came against a Blues side which included some of the best up and coming talent in Europe with many of their youngsters having won the FA Youth Cup and played in the UEFA Youth League in years gone by.

Fans of The Red Imps have had their fair share of excitement in the past couple of years with a promotion from The National League and fairytale FA Cup run and with Wembley now on the horizon, excitement is building around the club once again.

Last season, over 40,000 Coventry City fans went down to Wembley to cheer their side on to victory in the Checkatrade Trophy final against Oxford United and with the English Football League likely to back further demand for tickets for Lincoln City fans, The Red Imps could yet be backed by a similar huge travelling army themselves.

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