It has been revealed there will be 13 rounds of midweek matches for second tier clubs. Keep track of all the latest team news, injury updates and transfer rumours on today’s live blog.
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The other games will be available for supporters of EFL Clubs outside of the UK, either as part of already purchased season passes or to buy on an individual match-by-match basis. The Championship season will resume behind closed doors on June 20 live on Sky Sports, and work has been undertaken to ensure Season Ticket holding supporters are given the opportunity not to miss any of the action, whether the games take place home or away. Reading currently hold the record for most points in a single Championship season with 106, something that has been uncontested since 2006. As for the highest attendance for a Championship fixture, that came in the play-off final between Derby and Queens Park Rangers, with 87,348 witnessing a Bobby Zamora stoppage-time winner for QPR. The Championship is slowly evolving into, not just one of the most competitive divisions in England, but in Europe. Talented players are increasing and the attraction of playing in the Championship is on the rise, and you can keep up to date with all the latest Championship news from your favourite club right here.
It features 24 teams with the top two winning automatic Premier League promotion while a third is decided by play-offs and a Wembley Final billed as the ‘richest game in the world’. Despite the transfer window coming to a close on Monday, Premier League clubs can still do business with those in the Championship until October 16. Clubs in the EFL have generated more than £11 million from streaming live league and cup games this season, but the service attracts 1,000 complaints every weekend, Sportsmail reveals. “As with other industries, the current COVID-19 crisis is having a severe impact on the finances of the game.
In his time away from the club Heaton spent seven seasons at Halifax, where he scored 58 tries in 137 games, plus another seven at Batley, where he went on loan for a spell in 2014 after a lay-off with a leg injury. In the first season of the rebranded Championship, Sunderland won the league while Wigan Athletic finished second and gained promotion to the top-flight for the first time in their history. As for the play-off final, West Ham were victorious, beating Preston North End 1-0 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. All 24 Championship clubs have nine games still to play this season — the campaign was suspended on March leaving 108 fixtures yet to be played, plus the end-of-season playoffs between clubs finishing between third and sixth, respectively. One sticking point is what date teams can return to training, with the expected time to get players fit and ready to play being three weeks.
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Final details are still to be confirmed following further discussions with the league’s broadcast partner, Sky Sports. Cardiff City 0-1 Bristol City Dean Holden and Neil Harris had contrasting views on this Severnside derby, but there was only one man left smiling come the final whistle. Bristol City head coach Holden wore a contented look after his side went second in the Championship thanks to Chris Martin’s first league goal of the season. They will likely be overtaken by either Norwich or Swansea when they meet on Saturday, but that won’t take away from what has been a fine start to the season from the Ashton Gate side. “It’s been a brilliant few days and back-to-back wins feels fantastic,” said Holden.
“You can’t come here and get a result like that without real spirit and we had that. “You have to do everything well to win in the Championship, but I don’t think they created too many chances. We had to fight for everything and I am just so proud of the performance.” Bristol, who were missing Famara Diedhiou after a positive Covid-19 test, went ahead in just the second minute when Martin tapped home from Antoine Semenyo’s low cross. After that it was Cardiff who dominated and the home side had 17 shots on goal, five on target, and 11 corners. Championship fans will find out the fixtures for their clubs in a week’s time after the EFL announced the key dates for the upcoming season.
Coventry City fans everywhere, the City of Coventry and our local community will rightly want to celebrate the Club’s League 1 victory and our return to the Championship for the first time since 2012. However, we urge fans not to congregate at this time and to continue to adhere to the Government advice around the Coronavirus and social distancing. We are absolutely delighted to win the title and to be promoted to the Championship, following an incredible season for Manager Mark Robins, the Coventry City players and staff and all of the Sky Blue Army. During the weekend’s discussions it was further agreed to consider changing regulations to permit the use of five substitutes in the remaining fixtures and, also increasing the matchday squad from 18 to 20 players.
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Several clubs have already approached players with a view to imposing pay deferrals. Further down the football pyramid, League One clubs MK Dons and Accrington Stanley have furloughed all staff. Yet, according to the Daily Mail, the EFL have told clubs that restarting the season next month will be impossible, with a further announcement expected next week. The 30 live Sky matches will also be available to the EFL’s overseas broadcasters via the League’s partnership with Pitch International.
- Cardiff City 0-1 Bristol City Dean Holden and Neil Harris had contrasting views on this Severnside derby, but there was only one man left smiling come the final whistle.
- Bristol City head coach Holden wore a contented look after his side went second in the Championship thanks to Chris Martin’s first league goal of the season.
- “It’s been a brilliant few days and back-to-back wins feels fantastic,” said Holden.
- Final details are still to be confirmed following further discussions with the league’s broadcast partner, Sky Sports.
An EFL statement said that the earliest players could begin training would be May 25, which would make the June 6 date unrealistic. Super League players are currently tested weekly while they compete in the league, but when training begins for Championship clubs, they will only be required to test if a player develops symptoms. Football League Championship news from Sport.co.uk, featuring the latest breaking football news, results and live scores from the Football League Championship division. Get all the latest transfer gossip, football features, match previews and results. Several games are live streamed or televised and knowing the latest English Championship injury news, bans and suspensions will help when it comes to placing pre-match and In-Play bets. You can also get the latest fixtures, table and standings, with the lineup and starting 11 information available as soon as it’s announced. The Sky Bet Championship is England’s second tier football league and the wealthiest non-top flight competition in the world.
The £17.5m record signing hasn’t played for the club since November and has recently been on loan at Fulham. He has been linked with a move back to the Cottagers and to AZ in the Netherlands. However, new boss Carlos Corberan is set to give all players a clean slate. Huddersfield Town moved a step closer to bringing Danny Ward back to the club. The striker signed a short-term deal to stay with Cardiff City until the end of the 2019/20 season and Bluebirds boss Neil Harris has revealed he expects him to leave.
Everyone at Coventry City Football Club would like to take this opportunity to thank our fans for their dedication and support throughout this season, whether at ‘home’ or away games up and down the country. The Club will https://launchfootball.com/ shortly be announcing details of a live, online streamed Promotion Party which fans and players will be able to join in with remotely, so that we can all celebrate our League 1 victory together – while staying apart.