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Norwich City winger Nathan Redmond has been sent a special good luck message ahead of the play-off final at Wembley on Monday.

Alex Neil talks to ITV News Anglia about Wembley

Norwich City take on Middlesborough at Wembley on Bank Holiday Monday for a place in the Premier League - a game worth a reported £120m to the winner.

Canaries boss Alex Neil has been talking to ITV News Anglia's Jonathan Wills about preparations for the big day.

Click below to watch the full interview with Alex Neil:


Norwich City: Fans queuing since 3am for last of Wembley tickets

Norwich City fans queuing for tickets for the Championship play-off final at Wembley Credit: Andy Ward / ITV News Anglia

Hundreds of football fans have been queuing outside Norwich City's ground since 3am in a bid to bag extra tickets to the Championship play-off final at Wembley.

Any tickets left over after season-ticket holders and priority members have bought their initial allocation go on sale at 6pm on Wednesday.

Some have been waiting since 3am. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The Canaries play Middlesbrough for promotion to the Premier League on Bank Holiday Monday at 3pm.

The club has confirmed that there will be no Wembley tickets available for general sale to non-members.

The Canaries have this afternoon been given a few hundred extra tickets to add to their allocation, while Boro have also been handed an additional amount.

Luton Town swoop for former Ipswich Town striker Marriott

Jack Marriott has signed for Luton Town. Credit: PA

Luton Town have completed the signing of former Ipswich Town striker Jack Marriott.

The 20-year-old enjoyed loan spells at Woking and Colchester United last season, but wasn't offered a new deal at Portman Road.

“Jack’s quick, he’s aggressive, he’s had a bit of Football League experience and he’s scored goals in the Conference.

He’s somebody we actually looked at bringing in on loan during the Conference title season but we decided against it as we had the firepower at the time.

So naturally he’s a player we’ve been looking at for a while – I actually first saw him playing for Ipswich reserves.

And what I liked about him – putting goals to one side – was his attitude on the pitch. So we kept a close eye on him and when we knew something could be possible we’ve moved quickly.”

– John Still, Luton Town Manager

Norwich City winger Redmond named in provisional England under-21s squad

Nathan Redmond will be going to the Czech Republic this summer. Credit: PA

Norwich City winger Nathan Redmond has been included in the provisional England under-21s squad for this summer's European Championship.

The Canaries star is among an initial group of 27 players to be picked by head coach Gareth Southgate for the tournament in the Czech Republic next month.

Ex MK Dons star Benik Afobe has also been picked. Credit: PA

That number will be reduced to a final squad of 23 at a later date.

England's first game is against Portugal on June 18.

Former MK Dons strikers Benik Afobe and Patrick Bamford as well as ex Luton Town forward Cauley Woodrow will compete for a spot up front alongside former Norwich City loanee Harry Kane.

Former Colchester United loan star Luke Garbutt has also been selected, as have ex Peterborough United men Saido Berahino and Alex Pritchard.

England under-21s squad to travel to Czech Republic

Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Stoke City), Marcus Bettinelli (Fulham), Jonathan Bond (Watford)

Defenders: Calum Chambers (Arsenal), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Luke Garbutt (Everton), Ben Gibson (Middlesbrough), Carl Jenkinson (Arsenal, on loan at West Ham United), Michael Keane (Burnley), Liam Moore (Leicester City), John Stones (Everton), Matt Targett (Southampton)

Midfielders: Tom Carroll (Tottenham Hotspur, on loan at Swansea City), Nathaniel Chalobah (Chelsea), Will Hughes (Derby County), Jake Forster-Caskey (Brighton & Hove Albion), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea), Alex Pritchard (Tottenham Hotspur), Nathan Redmond (Norwich City), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)

Strikers: Benik Afobe (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Patrick Bamford (Chelsea, on loan at Middlesbrough), Saido Berahino (West Bromwich Albion), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Danny Ings (Burnley), Cauley Woodrow (Fulham)


Warning for Canary fans not to show off Wembley tickets on social media

As the countdown to the Championship play-off final continues, Norwich City are warning fans to be careful with their tickets, urging them not to post photos of their tickets on social media.

There are concerns the bar codes could be copied and used.

Coach companies flooded with bookings for trip to Wembley

Monday's threatened rail strike could affect thousands of Norwich City football fans heading to Wembley for their play-off final against Middlesbrough.

Talks aimed at averting the strike have been held, while 45,000 extra seats are being added to trains taking Southend supporters to their big game there on Saturday, it could be a transport nightmare for those going to the big game 48 hours later.

Coach firms are deperately trying to find extra buses to cope with demand. Click below to watch a report by Malcolm Robertson.

Travel advice for Norwich City fans heading to Wembley

Abellio Greater Anglia Credit: ITV News Anglia

Train operator Abellio Greater Anglia is planning to put on special trains for fans heading to and from Wembley for the Championship play-off final on Bank Holiday Monday.

But says if a planned rail strike for Bank Holiday Monday and Tuesday goes ahead it will affect services. But further talks are due to go ahead this week which may mean the strike is called off.

Network Rail also has works planned for the Sunday and Monday which means all services to and from London will terminate and start from Stratford station and not Liverpool Street.

For travel to the match, intercity services will depart from Norwich to Stratford from 6am on the hour and 20 minutes past the hour up until 11.20am.

On the way home from the game services will leave Stratford for Norwich from 12 minutes past and 42 minutes past the hour from 18:00 until 21:42, with a later service of 22.42 and 23.47.

If the strike is avoided Abellio Greater Anglia is planning to operate 3 special trains from Norwich to Stratford at 7.40, 8.40 and 9.40 and special trains will return from Stratford to Norwich at 19.54, 20.25 and 20.54.

A website has been set up to book tickets on these trains.

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