A change to the Championship playoff semi-finals schedule has been made by the EFL.

The first leg between the side that finishes fifth and fourth place respectively had been set to take place on Monday, May 13 with an 8pm kick-off.

The date of that game has now been moved to Sunday, May 12, with kick-off scheduled for 2.15pm.

It has been reported that this decision was made to avoid the possibility of Midlands clubs Aston Villa and West Brom Albion both playing at home on the same evening.

West Brom currently occupy fifth place in the Championship while Aston Villa are scheduled to host Liverpool on Monday, May 13.

The playoff semi-final between the teams who finish sixth and third will also take place on Sunday, May 12. Kick-off is at 12:30.

Southampton are currently in fourth, while Ipswich Town sit third and Norwich City are in sixth.

Championship playoff schedule 

First Leg 

Sunday, May 12 at 12.30pm: 6th v 3rd 

Sunday, May 12 at 2.15pm: 5th v 4th 

Second Leg 

Thursday, May 16 at 8pm: 3rd v 6th 

Friday, May 17 at 8pm: 4th v 5th 


Sunday, May 26: TBC v TBC