Portsmouth v Sunderland – Rival camps give their big-match verdicts

Pompey take on League One promotion rivals Sunderland for the right to be crowned Checkatrade Trophy champions in just under two hours.

Monday, 1st April 2019, 1:13 pm
Updated Tuesday, 2nd April 2019, 11:23 pm

And The News’ chief sports writer, Neil Allen, and the Sunderland Echo’s, Phil Smith, have had their say ahead of the Wembley showpiece.

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They give their thoughts on the final and what the occasion means to both clubs

The Checkatrade Trophy in place at Wembley. Picture by Joe Pepler