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Caleb Richards On Shortlist For Checkatrade Trophy Player of the Round

Youngster One of Five Up For Accolade

1 December 2017

Blackpool youngster Caleb Richards is one of five players shortlisted to win the Checkatrade Trophy Player of the Round award.

The defender, 19, made his first competitive start for the club, as Blackpool recorded a 4-1 victory against Middlesbrough's Under-21s. 

Playing in the unfamiliar position of right-back, the 19-year-old made two goal-line clearances and produced a fine cross to set up Danny Philliskirk for the opening goal of the game. 

Also nominated for the accolade are Oldham Athletic's Jack Byrne, Accrington Stanley's Erico Sousa, Fulham's Jordan Graham and Gillingham's Scott Wagstaff. 

An independent football expert selected the five worthy players that make up the shortlist and now supporters have the chance to vote for the final two via The two players with the most votes will then be considered by a judging panel consisting of representatives from the EFL, before the overall winner is revealed.

Every fan who votes will be entered into a prize draw, with one lucky supporter getting the chance to present the Checkatrade Trophy Player of the Round award to the winning player and win tickets to the final of the competition at Wembley in April.  

You can vote for Caleb by visiting  

Voting closes at 9am on Tuesday 5 December, 2017. 

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