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Ipswich Town’s trip to Coventry City moved to Tuesday slot and set for Sky Sports coverage





Ipswich Town's Sky Bet Championship fixture at Coventry City will now be played on Tuesday, April 30 and will be shown by Sky Sports while details for the final day kick-off time and pay-off dates have also been confirmed.

Kieran McKenna’s promotion-chasing side were originally scheduled to play their key clash at the Coventry Building Society Arena on Saturday, April 20 but that has had to be rearranged due to the Sky Blues reaching the Emirates FA Cup Semi-Finals.

The rescheduled fixture against Mark Robbins’ play-off hopefuls, currnetly eighth in the table, will kick off at 8pm after being selected for live broadcast on Sky Sports. It means the game will not be available to watch live on TownTV in the UK or overseas.

Ipswich Town's game at Coventry City has been moved to a Tuesday night while it will be an early kick-off for the final day at Portman Road Picture: Barry Goodwin
Ipswich Town's game at Coventry City has been moved to a Tuesday night while it will be an early kick-off for the final day at Portman Road Picture: Barry Goodwin

Coventry have said tickets purchased for the original fixture date remain valid for the new date.

Town were meant to have their End of Season Dinner on that Tuesday but have announced the event at Venue 16 will now take place on Monday, May 6.

Ipswich Town will end the regular season with a lunchtime kick-off against Huddersfield Town at Portman Road Picture: Barry Goodwin
Ipswich Town will end the regular season with a lunchtime kick-off against Huddersfield Town at Portman Road Picture: Barry Goodwin

Meanwhile, the Blues’ final day fixture at home to Huddersfield Town on Saturday, May 4 – in line with every Championship game – has been brought forward to a 12.30pm kick-off.

Play-off dates confirmed

The EFL play-off dates, which current third-placed Town will be hoping to avoid by claiming automatic promotion, have also been confirmed.

The first leg of the six-versus-third teams will take place on Sunday, May 12 (12.30pm) with the second leg hosted by the third-placed side to follow on Thursday, May 16 (8pm).

The fifth-versus-fourth first leg will take place on Monday, May 13 (8pm) with the fourth-placed side hosting the second leg on Friday, May 17 (8pm).

The kick-off time for the Championship Play-Off Final is yet to be confirmed, but it will take place on Sunday, May 26 at Wembley Stadium.