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Latest EFL selections for September revealed

Sky Sports has announced more EFL TV selections to be shown live in April and May along with the games already picked for the next few weeks.

This Saturday’s League One fixture between Gillingham and Rotherham has been selected for live broadcast on Sky Sports.

The Gills go into the game in the bottom four, while Rotherham are in one of the automatic promotion places.

MK Dons’ League One season finale with Plymouth Argyle will also be shown live on Sky Sports.

Liam Manning’s men travel to Home Park at the weekend with an opportunity to secure promotion to the Championship. Kick-off is at 12.30pm.

Next week’s visit of Nottingham Forest to AFC Bournemouth has of course also been chosen for live television coverage. There are just three points between the two sides and three games left each.

 

LATEST EFL TV SELECTIONS:

Saturday 30 April – Gillingham v Rotherham United – 12:30
Saturday 30 April – Plymouth Argyle v MK Dons – 12:30
Tuesday 3 May – AFC Bournemouth v Nottingham Forest – 7:00pm

ALREADY PICKED EFL TV SELECTIONS:

Friday 29 April – Queens Park Rangers v Sheffield United – 19:45     
Monday 2 May – Salford City v Mansfield Town – 12:30
Monday 2 May – Port Vale v Newport County – 15:00
Monday 2 May – Fulham v Luton Town – 17:15

Meanwhile, the EFL confirms its stance on a potential scrapping of the 3pm television blackout rule.

Clubs in the English Football League are to have their say about potentially scrapping the 3pm television blackout rule this summer.

The rule, which was brought into force back in the 1960s, bans live football from being shown on TV between 2.45pm and 5.15pm on a Saturday. However with people’s viewing habits changing and the pandemic seeing blackout rules temporarily axed, it raises talk of Saturday 3pm games being made available to broadcast.

However, contrary to various reports, the EFL aren’t said to be actively promoting this outcome but do insist that member clubs who want change can talk about it during this summer’s AGM which takes place in June.

When football returned after the Covid break in June 2020, all EFL games were broadcast over the iFollow streaming service with fans unable to attend matches. This included those taking place at 3pm on Saturdays.

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