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11 December 2014

The final of the Sky Bet Transfer Fund fast approaches.

TEN fans are in with the chance of winning a £250,000 prize for their Football League club to spend on a player in the January Transfer Window.

The lucky 10 are through to the Final Draw in the £250,000 Sky Bet Transfer Fund competition.

The draw takes place from midday at Wembley Stadium on Tuesday December 16.

Latics fan Matthew Peat, from Glasgow, was selected at random from around 70,000 Sky Bet customers to take a place among the final 10.

Matthew, 23, who works for British Gas, said:

“I started supporting Wigan after James McCarthy moved from Hamilton Academical.

“Since then, I started to follow their results and they’re now my English club. It would be great to see them winning the £250,000 prize.”

Tuesday’s Final Draw will be hosted by top Sky Sports News HQ presenters Jim White and Natalie Sawyer.

“It is going to be really exciting to see one fan win £250,000 for his or her Football League club," Jim said.

“You can only imagine how the chairman, manager and players of the winning club are going to react when they hear the news!

“And the lucky winning fan collects £5,000. So we are going to have a room full of extremely happy people.”

Football League Director Richard Bowker will draw the name of the winning fan and the club.

Fans entered the £250,000 Transfer Fund competition by linking their Sky Bet account to their favourite Football League club. For every £1 bet they generated one Transfer Fund Token.

Sky Bet Head of Sponsorship Edwin Martin said:

“The £250,000 Transfer Fund has proven extremely popular with Football League fans up and down the country.

“Every fan who entered had a chance of making a huge difference to their club, and the second half of their season.

“And, the Sky Bet Transfer Fund re-opens for business on Tuesday December 16 so it’s not all over for fans who haven’t made our final 10 this time.

“They will get another chance to win £5,000 for themselves and £250,000 for their club in the Summer Transfer Window.”

The winning club will also be able to spend the £250,000 on players’ wages.

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