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​Football League chief advocates midweek FA Cup ties

The fourth and fifth rounds of the FA Cup could be played in midweek to allow more league football to take place at weekends, says English Football League chief executive Shaun Harvey.

Speaking at the Soccerex conference in Manchester, Harvey said his organisation "want as much weekend league football as possible".

He added: "The FA Cup is the key element in this debate. Potentially move rounds four and five to midweek to create space for more weekends."

On the possibility of a winter break, Harvey added: "Every draft schedule we have looked at leaves Christmas and New Year untouched. We would look to start after the FA Cup third round."

Ian Ferris
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