Edinburgh City discover rejigged fixtures as SPFL green lights League 1 and 2 plan

Edinburgh City have until April 23 to complete 18 league fixtures after the SPFL rubber-stamped proposals allowing the 2020/21 League 1 and 2 campaigns to continue.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 5:39 pm
Updated Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 5:43 pm
Edinburgh City have learned the updated fixture list after the SPFL gave the green light for League 1 & 2 to resume

If all clubs in both divisions manage to fulfil their fixtures by the agreed date, post-split fixtures will be published to determine promotion and relegation.

Should any club fail to complete their 18 fixtures by April 23 the post-split fixture dates for their respective division will be used to ensure that every club meets the 18-match total by May 6, in time for participation in the promotion and relegation play-offs.

Edinburgh City and new manager Gary Naysmith have nine matches to complete, starting with a trip to Elgin City on March 20, followed by another away match at Albion Rovers.

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The Citizens then host Stenhousemuir on March 27 at Ainslie Park before a midweek clash at Cowdenbeath on March 30.

They then host Annan Athletic on April 6 and travel to Stranraer four days later.

Consecutive home matches against Brechin City and Queen’s Park follow on April 13 and 17.

City’s final match of the 18-game run is a Tuesday night meeting against Stirling Albion at Forthbank on April 20.

SPFL Company Secretary Calum Beattie said: “Firstly, I would like to reiterate my thanks to our club colleagues, particularly those involved with the Working Group, for their constructive approach throughout this process. We now have a clear route to a definitive conclusion of the 2020/21 League 1 and 2 seasons.

“Despite unprecedented and unrelenting pressures on the fixture calendar, including a condensed Scottish Cup schedule, we have managed to agree on a way forward which delivers the number of games that clubs are seeking but builds in the contingencies required by the SPFL Board.

“I know how much supporters will be looking forward to their team getting back out on the pitch. We can now all turn our attention to the imminent resumption of competitive action in Leagues 1 and 2 this weekend and look forward to an exciting conclusion to all four SPFL divisions.”

City are currently fifth in League Two, with 13 points from nine matches and ten points off league-leaders Queen’s Park.

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