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15 June 2020

Peter Jackson on taking the Play-Off Final trophy back to his house!

- Exclusive interview with former Huddersfield Town Manager Peter Jackson
- Jacko on what he did with the trophy at home
- Watch the full interview on #HTTV!

Have you ever wondered what happens to a trophy after the post-match celebrations on the pitch? Well, Peter Jackson gave us an insight into where the 2004 Third Division Play-Off Final trophy went following the celebrations!

Jacko’s Town side had overcome Mansfield Town on penalties at the Millennium Stadium, earning the Club promotion back to the third tier of English football earlier in the day.

In the midst of all the celebrations on the way back from the Welsh capital, Town’s players and staff were faced with a dilemma; who would look after the trophy?

Speaking to #HTTV, Jacko recalled how stepped forward to temporarily look after the precious piece of silverware!

“We got back to Huddersfield and you always wonder – who looks after the trophy?

“No one looks after the trophy! We lost the bottom of the trophy somewhere, so I thought ‘who looks after this?’

“So, I took it home and had it in my house for three days! I slept with it, I took it round to the neighbours, I took it to another celebration – I couldn’t stop carrying it everywhere!

“In the end, we gave the trophy back to the Club. Eventually we found the base too, it was at the side of the Stadium, someone had left it there!

“But it was brilliant, just to see that trophy there. I was so proud.”

You can watch the full interview with Jacko on the 2004 Play-Off Final below on #HTTV!

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