EFL confirm Saturday kick-off changes along with MK Dons v Portsmouth ahead of Prince Philip funeral

The EFL has confirmed that all fixtures scheduled for 3pm on Saturday have been moved to avoid a clash with the funeral of HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 1:09 pm
Updated Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 1:15 pm
Pompey boss Danny Cowley, along with his backroom staff and substitutes, observe a period of two minutes silence ahead of Saturday's game against Burton

Pompey’s game at MK Dons had previously been brought forward to 1pm for an unrelated reason.

It was announced yesterday that it would be changed again to a 12.30pm kick-off to avoid any overlap with proceedings at Windsor.

Now the league’s governing body has confirmed that all Championship and League One and Two games will be rescheduled.

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A one minute’s silence prior to kick-off will also be held.

Meanwhile, all players, coaching staff and match officials will wear armbands during this period as a mark of respect.

The Duke of Edinburgh died at the age of 99 on Friday.

His funeral will be held at St George's Chapel in Windsor at 3pm on Saturday, with a national minute's silence beginning at the same time.

Below is the new kick-off times for all clubs in League One:

Friday, April16

Northampton v Peterborough (7.45pm).

Saturday, April 17 (12.30pm kick-offs unless stated)

AFC Wimbledon v Swindon Town (5.30pm)

Blackpool v Sunderland

Bristol Rovers v Lincoln City

Burton Albion v Plymouth Argyle

Charlton Athletic v Ipswich Town

Hull City v Fleetwood Town

MK Dons v Pompey

Oxford United v Gillingham (5.30pm)

Rochdale v Accrington Stanley

Shrewsbury Town v Doncaster Rovers

Wigan Athletic v Crewe Alexandra