EFL set to resume for midweek fixtures ‘subject to security’ after weekend’s game postponed following death of Queen Elizabeth II

Midweek EFL fixtures are set to be given the green light after the weekend’s games were postponed following the Queen’s death.

The passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II prompted the Premier League and EFL to cancel all fixtures as a mark of respect.

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The weekend’s fixtures were postponed following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday

Premier League teams involved in European action this week are expected to fulfill their fixtures as normal and now the EFL looks set to follow suit.

According to journalist Simon Stonefootball up and down the country will start to return to normal from Monday with some lower league fixtures set to go ahead.

Stone revealed: “Organized football will return on Monday. Four FA Trophy matches and two in the National League pyramid are allowed to go ahead as scheduled.

“The plan is for EFL matches to be played in midweek subject to local policing/security that will be dealt with on a game-by-game basis.”

The EFL’s full round of midweek fixtures includes a London derby in the Championship as Millwall host QPR, a west Midlands derby between West Brom and Birmingham while Norwich entertain Bristol City in a top-four clash.

Meanwhile in League One, leaders Ipswich Town will be hoping to continue their superb start to the season when they host Bristol Rovers with second-placed Portsmouth making the trip to Burton.

Championship side Norwich face an intriguing top of the table clash at home to Bristol City on Wednesday night

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Championship side Norwich face an intriguing top of the table clash at home to Bristol City on Wednesday night


Clubs may opt for their own tributes to the late monarch before the midweek fixtures as seen in Rugby’s Gallagher Premiership and during England’s Test match against South Africa over the weekend.

There is no word yet on the resumption of next weekend’s Premier League and EFL fixtures with some games scheduled to take place less than 24 hours before the Queen’s funeral, on Monday September 19th.

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