Stewart gears up for Wembley return

MARCUS Stewart will be walking in a Wembley wonderland next Sunday, as he plots a return to Portman Road as a Yeovil Town player.Stewart helped the Glovers to a League One play-off final against Blackpool, seven years after playing for the Blues at the last Wembley final.

By Derek Davis

MARCUS Stewart will be walking in a Wembley wonderland next Sunday, as he plots a return to Portman Road as a Yeovil Town player.

Stewart helped the Glovers to a League One play-off final against Blackpool, seven years after playing for the Blues at the last Wembley final.

Yeovil came from a two-goal first leg deficit to beat Nottingham Forest 5-4 on aggregate, with Stewart firing in a bullet header to take the game into extra time, while Town loanees Darryl Knights and Martin Brittain were unused substitutes.


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The winners will play Championship football at places like Portman Road and Layer Road next season, as Blackpool look to be back in the second tier of English football for the first time since 1978 and Russell Slade's Yeovil to make it for the first time in history.

Stewart will be among a trio of ex-Town stars who appeared in the Wembley win over Barnsley in 2000, who will be back at the first set of Football League play-off finals next weekend.

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Tony Mowbray, along with his number one and former centre-half partner Mark Venus, will be leading the West Brom side out against Derby County next Monday.

The Rams will include Darren Currie and two former loanees Jay McEveley and Jon Macken in their squad.

Bristol Rovers beat Lincoln City, complete with former Blues academy defender Lee Beevers, to set up a League Two final with Shrewsbury, who triumphed over MK Dons.

Morecambe, who Town have beaten twice in the FA Cup in the past five years, will bring sunshine to the Football League for the first time in their 87-year history.

They came from a goal down to beat Exeter City, a side that included former Town striker Richard Logan, to win the Conference play-off final.

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