PL return in further doubt over lack of TV trucks ahead of Queen’s funeral

PREMIER LEAGUE fixtures next weekend are in doubt due to a stretch on TV resources. All ten scheduled matches last weekend were postponed following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II aged 96.

Sky TV trucks are being used by their news channel to cover the Queen's funeral


Sky TV trucks are being used by their news channel to cover the Queen's funeralCredit: Getty

A decision is yet to be made regarding next weekend's games. According to the Mail, a lack of TV trucks could scupper the matches going ahead.

Sky are close to their limit as they provide wall-to-wall coverage of the build-up to The Queen's funeral. Aston Villa's clash with Southampton is scheduled to be shown on Sky Sports on Friday night, as well as Tottenham vs Leicester on Saturday evening.

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Brentford vs Arsenal and Chelsea vs Liverpool are the scheduled Super Sunday matches on the channel next weekend. Sky are also due to be broadcasting matches from the Championship, Scottish Premiership and Women's Super League.

With The Queen's funeral set to take place next Monday, an unprecedented security operation is planned for the weekend. As many as 10,000 police officers are expected to be deployed in London from around the country as the capital gets ready for Her Majesty's funeral.

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Fixtures requiring a big police presence, such as Manchester United vs Leeds, are in particular danger of being postponed due to a lack of police resources. With the Queen being transported through Scotland, Rangers' Champions League clash with Napoli has been moved back 24 hours from tomorrow night to Wednesday. Away supporters have been banned from the fixture.

Other Champions League matches involving British sides are set to go ahead - with Tottenham travelling to Sporting Lisbon and Liverpool hosting Ajax tomorrow.

Celtic travel to Poland to face Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk the following evening, while Chelsea host RB Salzburg and Man City welcome Borussia Dortmund.

Police resources will be stretched this weekend


Police resources will be stretched this weekendCredit: PA