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Earlier kick off time for 2nd round tie

20 November 2017

Northampton Town's Checkatrade Trophy tie at Portsmouth on Saturday December 2nd will kick off at the earlier time of 12.30pm.

Video coverage of the 2nd round tie will also be streamed exclusively live to UK (and international) Cobblers fans on the club’s iFollow service in what is a first for Northampton Town.

This decision follows the news earlier this year that EFL clubs will be able to stream Checkatrade Trophy games to a domestic audience as part of new broadcasting arrangements being put in place.

The new deal kicks in from the start of 2019/20 but the Checkatrade Trophy live streaming right has been brought forward to take effect from this season’s competition, starting in the 2nd Round.

It will also form part of a wider trial for the EFL and its clubs as plans are made to deliver live domestic streaming for any non-Saturday 3pm league and live TV games from the start of next season.

Clubs and broadcasters are unable to show any live games between 2.45pm and 5.15pm on a Saturday within the UK.

The EFL plans to announce further details later this week including confirmed pricing for supporters.

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