Re-arranged dates confirmed for Barnsley, Bradford City, Doncaster Rovers and FC Halifax Town matches

Doncaster Rovers' match was called off on Easter Monday.
Doncaster Rovers' match was called off on Easter Monday.
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New dates have been announced for the quartet of matches that were called off on Easter Monday - and it leaves some of our clubs with hefty fixture backlogs.

In the Championship, Barnsley's trip to Nottingham Forest has been re-arranged for Tuesday, April 24 (7.45pm).

The City Ground match, originally due to be played on Easter Monday, was called off after the pitch was deemed to be unplayable.

That means the Reds, who are fighting to stay in the second tier, now face playing their seven remaining matches in a period of 30 days beginning with this weekend's Yorkshire derby against Sheffield United.

In League One, Bradford City's home game against Walsall was also called off on Monday and will now take place on Tuesday, May 1.

That same evening will also see Doncaster Rovers at home to AFC Wimbledon. Both games to start at 7.45pm.

With the League One season ending on Saturday, May 5 - a day earlier than the Championship - it means both the Bantams and Rovers face squeezing their remaining eight games into just 29 days.

Spare a thought also for FC Halifax Town.

The National League side saw their Easter Monday clash at home to Gateshead called off.

The new date has been confirmed for Thursday, April 12 meaning the Shaymen face a gruelling schedule of four games inside eight days.

Their season ends on Saturday, April 28.

New dates:

CHAMPIONSHIP - Nottingham Forest v Barnsley - Tuesday, April 24

LEAGUE ONE - Bradford v Walsall, Doncaster v Wimbledon - Tuesday, May 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE - FC Halifax v Gateshead - Thursday, April 12