Opponent and dates revealed for Blackpool's League One play-off semi-final - all the key details
Blackpool will have to get past Oxford United if they’re to reach the play-off final.
It comes after the Seasiders secured third spot in the final League One table with a final day 1-0 win against Bristol Rovers.
Oxford stole sixth place after thrashing Burton Albion 4-0 to leapfrog Portsmouth, who were beaten 1-0 at home to Accrington Stanley.
Blackpool will make the trip to the Kassam Stadium for the first leg on Tuesday, May 18, with the game kicking off at 6pm.
The decisive second leg will be hosted at Bloomfield Road on Friday, May 21, kicking off at 7.45pm.
Sunderland take on Lincoln City in the other semi-final tie.
All four ties will be screened live on Sky Sports.
It’s hoped limited crowds will be allowed back into grounds for the play-off games, with the final green light from the government just required.
It’s understood Boris Johnson could provide an update on this tomorrow.
Under the government’s roadmap out of lockdown, 10,000 fans will be allowed to attend sporting events from May 17 onwards, or alternatively 25 per cent of your capacity - whichever is lower.
League One A first leg
Oxford United v Blackpool - Tuesday, May 18 (6pm kick-off)
League One B first leg
Lincoln City v Sunderland - Wednesday, May 19 (6pm kick-off)
League One A second leg
Blackpool v Oxford United - Friday, May 21 (7.45pm kick-off)
League One B second leg
Sunderland v Lincoln City - Saturday, May 22 (3pm kick-off)
League One play-off final - Sunday, May 30 (3pm kick-off)
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