The windfall Portsmouth receive for their progress into EFL Trophy second round

Pompey are through the second round of the EFL Trophy following last night’s 2-2 draw with Oxford United.

Wednesday, 9th October 2019, 6:30 pm
Pompey's players applaud the fans following their 5-4 penalty shoot-out success over Oxford United. Picture: Graham Hunt/ProSportsImages

It means the Blues are guaranteed a home draw in the last 32 of their defence of the silverware.

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The run to EFL Trophy glory gave the Fratton Park coffers a welcome boost.

And already this season, the Blues have received a windfall of £45,000 in prize money.

Each Football League club competing in the competition is given a £20,000 participation fee before a ball is kicked.

In the group stages, £10,000 is awarded per victory and £5,000 for a draw.

So far, Jackett’s troops defeated Crawley 1-0 and delivered a 3-1 success over Norwich under-21s, while they were held to a stalemate by Oxford at the Kassam Stadium.

Prize money then increases in the knockout stages as followed:

Round two: £20,000

Round three: £40,000

Quarter final: £50,000

Runner-up: £50,000

Winner: £100,000

All amounts are unchanged from last season.

Any game that is selected to be broadcast on Sky Sports is worth £20,000.