Date: 16th March 2016 at 5:03pm
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Brighton’s final home game of the 2015-16 season has been moved to accommodate the television cameras.

The game against fellow promotion hopefuls Derby County was due to be played on Saturday April 30, but it has now been moved to the Bank Holiday Monday slot (May 2) and it will kick off at 2.30pm.

The game it was of six matches selected for screening as the season comes to a close and it will be shown live on Sky Sports.

Responding to the selection, chief executive Paul Barber told the Official Site.

‘With both Derby and ourselves expected to be involved in the play-off and promotion mix at this stage of the season, we had fully expected this match to appeal to live broadcast as we head into the final few weeks of the campaign. It is helpful that the Football League and Sky have also provided both sets of supporters with almost seven weeks’ notice, which will enable our supporters to plan accordingly for this change.’

With the bonuses available from a live television game in terms of the finances, Barber also said he appreciated it meant some fans would now not be able to attend and he sympathised, but did hope the Monday slot could see other tempted into coming.

‘I appreciate some supporters will now not be able to attend, while for some others it will enable them to come to the game – and others to see the game on TV. We have listened to a lot of the fans` feedback around fixture changes, and I hope for most the change to a Bank Holiday Monday afternoon will not pose too much of a problem. It’s also helpful for our younger fans that the match is to be played on a Bank Holiday afternoon, as opposed to an evening fixture.’

This is the only game selected of Brighton’s in the most recent picks.

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