Sheffield Wednesday, Huddersfield Town, Middlesbrough, Doncaster Rovers, Hull City, Harrogate Town and Bradford City kick off early as EFL announces weekend schedule

The Football League has confirmed its weekend schedule, with all the Yorkshire sides due to play at three o'clock moving to 12.30pm to avoid a clash with the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral.

Other matches have been moved to Friday or Saturday evening kick-offs.

Rotherham United and Barnsley were already due to play on Sunday, and will continue in those slots. The Millers host Birmingham City in a noon kick-off with important implications for the Championship relegation battle, whilst the play-off-chasing Reds are at Coventry City, who are also at the wrong end of the table.

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But Middlesbrough, Sheffield Wednesday, Doncaster Rovers, Hull City, and Harrogate Town and Bradford City, who meet at Wetherby Road in League Two, will all now kick off at an earlier time.

NEW PLANS: The Football League has had to rewrite its weekend schedule

WEEKEND FIXTURES

Championship

Friday, 6pm: Blackburn Rovers v Derby County, Reading v Cardiff City.

Saturday, 12.30pm: Brentford v Millwall, Luton Town v Watford,

MIDDLESBROUGH v Queens Park Rangers, Nottingham Forest v HUDDERSFIELD TOWN, SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY v Bristol City, Stoke City v Preston North End, Swansea City v Wycombe Wanderers.

8pm: Norwich City v AFC Bournemouth.

Sunday, noon: ROTHERHAM UNITED v Birmingham City.

3pm: Coventry City v BARNSLEY.

League One

Friday, 7.45pm: Peterborough United v Northampton Town.

Saturday, 12.30pm: 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 Portsmouth, Rochdale v Accrington Stanley, Shrewsbury Town v DONCASTER ROVERS, Wigan Athletic v Crewe Alexandra.

5.30pm: Wimbledon v Swindon Town, Oxford United v Gillingham.

League Two

Friday, 6.30pm: Crawley Town v Cheltenham Town.

Saturday, 12.30pm: Carlisle United v Port Vale, Exeter City v Southend United, Forest Green Rovers v Scunthorpe United, Grimsby Town v Bolton Wanderers, HARROGATE TOWN v BRADFORD CITY, Leyton Orient v Barrow,, Morecambe v Oldham Athletic, Newport County v Cambridge United, Stevenage v Mansfield Town, Tranmere Rovers v Salford City.

5.30pm: Colchester United v Walsall.

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