EFL set to resume playing next week for midweek fixtures

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The EFL is set to resume next week to fulfil midweek fixtures, subject to 'local policing/security'.

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All English football was suspended this weekend due to the passing of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday but is now anticipated to return from Monday.

Premier League sides competing in Europe are set to go ahead with their upcoming fixtures despite doubt still being cast over domestic games going ahead, thus the EFL have been given the green light to follow suit.

Concerns have been raised over fixture congestion and when cancelled match rounds would be played, due to the tight schedule brought on by having a World Cup in winter.

But some light has been shed on the matter heading into the new week, with journalist Simon Stone offering insight into the plans to restart the EFL from Monday.

"Organised football will return on Monday. Four FA Trophy matches and two in the National League pyramid are allowed to go ahead as scheduled." He stated on Twitter, later adding: "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 Championship has a full run of 11 midweek fixtures scheduled across Tuesday and Wednesday next week, while League One and League Two also have full schedules to get through, ahead of another round at the weekend.

There is still no update on whether or not next weekend's English football fixtures will go ahead. The Queen's funeral is set to take place on Monday 19 September, which is less than 24 hours after some weekend games are currently scheduled.

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