EFL Planning for a Saturday 6 June Restart

According to various reports the English Football League (EFL) are drafting plans to return to action on June 6.

Football throughout the UK is currently suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, with no date having yet been set for a return.

However, ESPN is reporting the EFL are planning for the Championship, League One and League Two to return from June 6, with all games to be played behind closed doors.

The plan would involve a mini pre-season from May 16. Friendlies will need to be organised to help players get back to match fitness, and allow clubs to get used to playing behind closed doors.

Even without supporters in attendance, between 50 and 200 people will still be needed on a match day. Matches would be expected to be broadcast on iFollow with Sky Sports expected to pick as key matches as before.

All of the above would depend heavily on government advice as well as the status of the UK lockdown.

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