Gillingham to start season in September
Gillingham to start season in September

Gillingham will begin the new campaign in September after the EFL announced their plans for the 2020/21 season.

The EFL have confirmed that the 2020/21 Season will get underway across the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two on the weekend of 12 September.

The 2020/21 season will conclude on the 8th and 9th May 2021, with the Sky Bet Play-Off Finals reverting back to the Spring Bank Holiday weekend at the end of May.

Work is currently underway in respect of fixture scheduling and details will be announced in due course as to when full fixture lists for 2020/21 will be made available.

The news of the new campaign will be welcomed by many, but there remains much uncertainty as to whether fans will be allowed back at Priestfield for the start of the new season.

Chairman Paul Scally has stated in recent months that the club don’t have sufficient funds to start a new season behind closed doors without the support of the EFL.

A financial rescue package for clubs down the football pyramid and having a limited number of fans inside grounds have been floated as ideas as to how clubs like Gillingham can survive through this global pandemic.