EFL confirm changes impacting QPR, Charlton Athletic, Millwall and rivals

The EFL has confirmed end of season arrangements.The EFL has confirmed end of season arrangements.
The EFL has confirmed end of season arrangements.
QPR, Watford and Millwall are all on their travels for the final day of the Championship season this year.

The EFL has today confirmed the dates for the Championship, League One and League Two play-offs. The league has also announced a change in kick-off times across the divisions for the final day of the season, which impacts all London clubs including QPR, Charlton Athletic and Millwall.

Fellow Championship side Watford and League One outfit Leyton Orient have also had the kick-off time for their season closer changed. All Championship matches on Saturday, May 4 will now begin at 12:30 and all League One fixtures on Saturday, April 27 will kick off at 12:30. The news came via an official EFL statement, which caused some upset from football fans.

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"Not even a hint of consideration for fans as per," one social media user wrote on X. Another added: "Proper considerate from you guys as always!"

QPR are set to travel to Coventry City on the final day of the season as Marti Cifuentes looks to keep his side playing second tier football next season. It's a similar mission for Neil Harris, who takes Millwall along the M4 to Swansea City to bring the season to a close. Watford are also on the road with a long trip up to Middlesbrough - Hornets fans some of the most affected by an earlier kick-off time.

A QPR statement read: "QPR’S final-day Sky Bet Championship fixture at Coventry City will now kick off at the earlier time of 12.30pm BST - in line with the rest of the division. The date of the fixture remains unchanged.

"Martí Cifuentes’ R’s head to the CBS Arena on Saturday 4th May 2024. The fixture had been due to kick off at 3pm. Ticket details will be released in due course."

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On the last day in League One, Charlton Athletic make the short journey to Wycombe Wanderers while Leyton Orient travel to Shrewsbury Town.

The EFL has confirmed end of season arrangements.The EFL has confirmed end of season arrangements.
The EFL has confirmed end of season arrangements.

None of the London clubs in the Championship or League One look too likely to be challenging for the play-offs, the Os the closest to a potential trip to Wembley Stadium. The Championship Play-Off final will be on Sunday, May 26 and the League One Play-Off Final will be held on Saturday, May 18.

LondonWorld has approached the EFL for a statement on the changing of final day kick-off times.

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