Hearts' potential Championship title decider moved for live TV coverage on BBC Scotland

Hearts could win the SPFL Championship slightly earlier than anticipated thanks to BBC Scotland.

Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 3:44 pm
Updated Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 4:31 pm

Friday, April 9 is now the Jambos’ red letter day – if Robbie Neilson’s team can defeat Dunfermline on Saturday.

The clash with Alloa, originally scheduled next Saturday, has been brought forward to be screened live on the BBC Scotland channel in a match which could crown the Championship winners.

Kick-off will be 7.45pm for the pivotal match – but its significance also depends on the outcome of this weekend’s fixture at East End Park.

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Hearts manager Robbie Neilson is two games away from the title. (Photo by Ross Parker / SNS Group)

Hearts need two more wins to seal the deal, starting on Saturday when they seek to redress a nightmare week which included a Scottish Cup exit to Brora Rangers and home league defeat to Queen of the South last Saturday at Tynecastle. The Pars are also looking to bounce back after being humbled 5-1 in the Fife derby by Raith Rovers on Tuesday.

Dunfermline’s match with Dundee has also been scheduled for TV on April 18.

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