Peterborough United’s success in lifting the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy for the first time in the club’s history, is to be immortalised in stone on Wembley Way.
Posh lifted the trophy by beating Chesterfield 3-1 at the weekend and Wembley is to mark the occasion by placing a commemorative stone into its Wembley Way project, adjacent to the Bobby Moore statue outside the stadium. The stone is the third in a series that will be presented to end of season winners in showpiece finals at at the National Stadium.
Peterborough Chairman Darragh MacAnthony and Manager Darren Ferguson were presented with a replica for the club to keep as its own souvenir and the stone was supported by a letter of congratulation from F.A. Chairman Greg Dyke who said: “Reaching a showpiece occasion at the national stadium is always a tremendous experience for all involved, but victory ensures that it becomes an unforgettable occasion and I’m sure the day will live long in the memories of your players, staff and supporters.
“I am delighted to confirm that football supporters visiting Wembley from across the country and the world will soon be reminded of your success, as we shall be laying a commemorative stone into the Wembley Way project. The scheme will develop into an historic walkway to honour achievements, events and legends from Wembley Stadium’s past, present and future; all of which will sit alongside personalised messages from the fans who were there to see them. I trust it will provide a permanent reminder of your memorable day and of the club’s place in a Wembley roll call to be enjoyed by many generations in the future.”