In conjunction with the EFL, Luton Town Football Club would like to advise supporters of the following regarding the introduction of live video streaming of Checkatrade Trophy ties on iFollow, and the situation that can develop when EFL clubs host Premier League sides who do not operate under the same terms as EFL Digital clubs:
The Round Two Checkatrade Trophy match against West Ham United will not be available for live streaming via iFollow Hatters.
The right to live stream the game is granted by the EFL subject to agreement that both Clubs can provide the service under the same terms and conditions and with the same safeguards to protect the interests of both Clubs and their supporters.
On this occasion, it has been determined that, while Luton have the capability to stream the service, the match cannot be delivered in an equitable manner across both Clubs. Therefore, the EFL has withdrawn the option for this game to be streamed.
Should we proceed through the competition we will work closely with the EFL to deliver a live stream of Checkatrade Trophy matches to our fans.