We are disappointed to announce that our home fixture against Barnsley, scheduled for Tuesday 12th September 2017, has been postponed and will now be rearranged as quickly as possible.
The one remaining Round Two fixture of this season’s Carabao Cup between Barnsley and Derby County is now to be moved to Tuesday 12th September – and that switch requires the rearrangement of our home fixture against the Tykes and the Derby’s league game against Ipswich Town.
The EFL would like to apologise to the clubs involved and importantly the supporters of those teams involved for any inconvenience caused.
However, the need to move the cup tie forward a week is required due to limited flexibility in the fixture schedule, alongside the fact that the winners of the Round Two tie between Barnsley and Derby County have been drawn against Tottenham Hotspur - who have the added complication of playing their home games at Wembley Stadium as well as being involved in the group stages of the Champions League.
As a club, we strongly opposed the postponement of this home fixture at such late notice – however following discussions between the relevant authorities and all the clubs concerned, we were faced with no other option but to accept a change of date.
We very quickly entered into discussion with Barnsley regarding a new suitable date for this fixture and the game will now be re-scheduled and communicated to both sets of supporters as soon as possible.
Tickets already purchased for the game will remain valid for the new rearranged fixture against the Tykes and, upon announcement of a new date and kick-off time, any fans who are unable to attend the fixture will be able to request a refund in accordance with our ticketing policy.
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