The Football League has confirmed that Natalie Coyle will sing the National Anthem at the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Final on April 7.
Soccer AM’s Max Rushden and Helen Chamberlain had been due to lead the crowd in the singing of the Anthem at Wembley on 7th April, with The Football League donating its usual anthem singer’s fee to its Official Charity - Prostate Cancer UK.
Football League Head of Communications, John Nagle said: "Having committed themselves to an intensive course of singing lessons, Max and Helen were absolutely serious about leading the Anthem singing and fully respecting the occasion. Following vocal opposition from some supporters, all parties have agreed with Helen and Max’s decision to withdraw and Natalie Coyle will now sing the National Anthem in the pre-match build-up.”
The Football League will continue to honour its commitment to Prostate Cancer UK by making a donation equivalent to its normal fee.