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October league start for Annan

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By Euan Maxwell
October league start for Annan

ANNAN Athletic will start their League Two season in October.

League Two clubs this afternoon (Friday) voted to approve a 27-game fixture calendar for the 2020/21 season.

The decision means that each of the SPFL’s four divisions now has a proposed starting date to work towards. The Galabankies will start their League Two campaign on October 17 alongside Dumfries and Galloway rivals Stranraer.

Dumfries outfit Queen of the South will also restart their Championship season on the same date.

It is expected both sides will compete in the Scottish League Cup, which is pencilled in for early October.

SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster said:  “I’d like to thank all clubs from across the four divisions for their contributions during this consultation period. Although the Covid-19 pandemic continues to cause significant challenges, there is now light at the end of the tunnel for professional teams across the country.

“We will, of course, continue to monitor the spread of the virus to make sure that any return to matches is safe for everyone involved and it is vital that we all continue to adhere to the strict protocols which have been put in place.

“While there is still a long way to go before football in this country returns to something resembling normality, these club decisions allow us to plan for a welcome resumption of matches. We will continue to consult with Scottish Government and the other stakeholders about when we might expect crowds to return and what Scottish football can do to help progress to this ultimate goal.”

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