Aleksandar Mitrovic starts for Fulham tonight as they try to make up for last season’s play-off disappointment.

The Cottagers couldn’t quite pull back Cardiff’s lead but go into the play-offs as favourites to reach the Premier League, though it looks a tough one.

Tonight they are away at Derby, whilst Middlesbrough play Villa in their first leg tomorrow.

Indeed, if you wanted some extra interest over and above Newcastle and/or to extend the season, then there is NUFC interest throughout each league’s play-offs.

Whilst Mitro contests the Championship ones, Newcastle loan striker is in the League One play-offs.

His loan club Scunthorpe take on Rotherham on Saturday lunchtime in their first leg.

There is actually kind of NUFC interest in the other tie, as Lee Bowyer is caretaker boss at Charlton. They actually lost their first leg of the semi last night, 1-0 at home to Shrewsbury.

Then in League Two, we have manager Kevin Nolan and players Shola Ameobi & Alan Smith trying to take Notts County into League One.

The ex-NUFC trio are away at Coventry on Saturday night in the first leg of their semi.

Good luck to everybody with black and white links in the various play-offs.

Championship:

Friday 11 May 7.45pm

Derby v Fulham

Saturday 12 May 5.15pm

Middlesbrough v Aston Villa

Monday 14 May

Fulham v Derby

Tuesday 15 May

Aston Villa v Middlesbrough

League One

Thursday 10 May

Charlton 0 Shrewsbury 1

Saturday 12 May 12.30pm

Scunthorpe v Rotherham

Sunday 13 May 5.15pm

Shrewsbury v Charlton

Wednesday 16 May 7.45pm

Rotherham v Scunthorpe

League Two

Saturday 12 May

Lincoln v Exeter 3pm

Coventry v Notts County 7.30pm

Thursday 17 May 7.45pm

Exeter v Lincoln

Friday 18 May 7.45pm

Notts County v Coventry

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