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Lincoln City to kick off new season in September

Not long until the Imps are back in action

By Local Democracy Reporter

The English Football League will restart on September 12, meaning Lincoln City have just over six weeks to prepare for their second term in League One.

Regular season football in League One and League Two hasn’t taken place since March, as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, but the EFL are ready for a return.

The EFL confirmed the news on Friday afternoon that the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two would begin their 2020/21 seasons on the second weekend in September.

The campaign is expected to finish on May 8 and 9, with play off finals going back to the Spring bank holiday weekend at the end of May.

Fans will not yet be allowed back in the stadiums, with the EFL set to follow the way of the Premier League by playing games behind closed doors.

A full fixture list is yet to be announced for Michael Appleton’s men, who will prepare for another season in League One after coming 16th last campaign as the season was concluded due to COVID-19.

They will be playing new teams next season, as Wigan Athletic, Charlton Athletic and Hull City were relegated from the Championship, and Swindon Town, Plymouth Argyle and Crew Alexandra being promoted from League Two.

The Imps are already well underway when it comes to getting ready for the new season, making two signings in the form of midfielder James Jones, and defender Lewis Montsma.