The 2020-21 Carabao Cup final has been put back by two months and will be held on April 25, in order to have “as many supporters in attendance as possible,” the (EFL) announced on Monday.
“The number of fans permitted will be dependent on Government guidance in place at the time and it is hoped that moving the date to later in the year will give clubs and their fans the best opportunity to attend in person,” read a short statement given by the competition’s governing body.
Supporters have been unable to attend matches in full capacity since March due to the coronavirus pandemic, and recently the introduction of new tier-four restrictions in London and large parts of south-east and eastern England which ban all fans from attending sporting events.
The competition is at the quarter-final stage and is set to continue this week, with the Quarter-Finals to be played across Tuesday 22nd December to Thursday 24th December.
This Tuesday Brentford will host Newcastle United and Holders Manchester City face struggling Arsenal.
On Wednesday Stoke City will take on Tottenham Hotspur while Everton host Manchester United at Goodison Park.