Newcastle United have announced what will happen following the final whistle on Sunday.

The official club announcement asks fans to stay off the pitch and confirmed that a trophy will be presented.

This will be either the second placed trophy, which appears to have come about because of the fact the play-off winners pick up silverware after the final at Wembley.

Or alternatively, it will be the Championship trophy (or a replica – as one of some description will also be at Villa Park) if Newcastle better Brighton’s points haul on the final day.

NUFC also confirm that Rafa Benitez and his players will be doing a (well earned) lap of honour, following the handing over of the/a trophy.

Newcastle United Official Announcement:

‘Newcastle United go into Sunday’s match against Barnsley with a chance of lifting the Sky Bet Championship trophy in front of a packed St James Park.

Should the Magpies better Brighton’s result away at Aston Villa, Rafa Benítez’s side will leapfrog the Seagulls to finish the 2016/17 season as league winners.

Whatever happens, supporters are being asked to remain in their seats after the full-time whistle to celebrate a successful season with Rafa Benítez and the players.

With the Magpies guaranteed an automatic promotion spot already, there will be a presentation by the EFL on the pitch of either a first or second-placed trophy before a lap of honour.

Supporters are urged not to enter the field at any point on matchday, including immediately after the full-time whistle and during post-match celebrations.’