Preston North End to start the 2020/21 season on September 12

Preston North End will return to Championship action on September 12.

Friday, 24th July 2020, 3:19 pm
Updated Friday, 24th July 2020, 3:22 pm

The EFL announced on Friday afternoon that the 2020/21 season for clubs in the Championship, League One and League Two would start on September 12 and end on the weekend of May 8.

Work is currently being done on the fixture scheduling and the fixture list will be announced in due course.

The Premier League is also starting again on September 12 and will run until May 23.

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Early season games will be played behind closed doors, the Prime Minister having said last week that he hoped to see fans returning to stadiums from October 1.

North End finished the 2019/20 season on Wednesday night with a 1-1 draw at Bristol City.

The players will get a short break before returning for pre-season training in mid-August.