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Queen tributes confirmed with Bolton Wanderers game vs MK Dons to go ahead

All matches across England were cancelled last weekend from both the professional games to grassroots football in honour of Her Majesty. However, the midweek round of fixtures will all go ahead and means Bolton Wanderers' trip to MK Dons will go ahead.

The EFL have confirmed that a minute's silence will be held before each game, black armbands will be worn and the National Anthem will be played before kick-off. All flags will be flown at half-mast too.

The EFL also confirmed that individual matches will receive case-by-case considerations ahead of the state funeral on Monday, September 19. The Whites take on Peterborough United at home on Saturday, September 17.

A statement confirmed: “The EFL fixture programme will return as scheduled from Tuesday 13 September, with tributes to be paid to Her late Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II at grounds around the country.

“A minutes silence will be held before matches, with black armbands to be worn by participants, flags to be flown at half-mast and the National Anthem to be played in stadiums.

“With a national policing plan now in operation, the League and Clubs will continue to work with forces in respect of any challenges that may emerge regarding policing of specific fixtures.

“Consideration to individual circumstances will be made on a case-by-case basis, in line with standard match Safety Advisory Group (SAG) protocols.”

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