League One news: Charlton sell out Bristol Rovers, Sheff Wed star nears return

Latest news around League One - involving Bristol Rovers and their league rivals
Sky Sports look set to continue their coverage of the EFL. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)Sky Sports look set to continue their coverage of the EFL. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)
Sky Sports look set to continue their coverage of the EFL. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

Bristol Rovers return to League One action on Good Friday against Charlton Athletic after a near three-week break.

The Gas haven’t played since Saturday, March 18, with their matches against Shrewsbury Town and Plymouth Argyle rescheduled because of international call-ups and EFL Trophy involvement. Rovers have played a friendly match against Aston Villa in the meantime, but now it’s back to league action.

Players are back in training and gearing up for a busy period, with two games over the Easter period. It’s the Addicks at the Mem, before Barton faces his former club Fleetwood on Easter Monday.

Before the match, there’s been some stories of interest around the league, which will affect Rovers. Here’s the latest headlines around League One.

EFL set to stay on Sky Sports

The English Football League have announced that Sky Sports is its preferred bidder for a new television deal from 2024 onwards. Rovers fans could have seen an end to the Saturday 3pm blackout which was being planned by DAZN who wanted to show every game live, but instead Sky Sports look set to continue as the broadcaster for the three divisions, as well as the Carabao Cup and EFL Trophy.

Charlton sell out for Mem visit

More than 1,000 fans will be in the away end at the Mem on Friday after Charlton sold out their allocation. Charlton had been given 1,167 tickets and have snapped them all up with not much left in the home end either.

The North Terrace and South Stand has sold out with limited tickets in the West Trrace and MKJ Stand. Pete, the retail and ticket manager says there is good availability in Cooling FX & East Terrace however.

Scowen signs new Chairboys deal

Josh Scowen has signed a one-year contract extension with Wycombe Wanderers. Scowen rejoined them in 2021, and will remain with them until the end of next season.

Paterson set for Owls return

Callum Paterson is closing in on a return with Sheffield Wednesday. He has been injured since February with a hamstring issue, but is now training with the first-team again. He could push to play against Rovers, on April 18.