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READ | Derby delight as six EFL fixtures selected for Sky Sports coverage

4 January 2019

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 Steve Bruce will take charge of his first Steel City Derby as Hillsborough plays host to the highly-anticipated rivalry live on Sky Sports.

Chris Wilder’s Sheffield United travel to Sheffield Wednesday, under their recently announced new manager, in a 19.45pm kick-off under the lights on Monday 4 March.

Alongside the Sheffield Derby, a further five fixtures have been selected for coverage across February and March, as Nottingham Forest and Derby County clash at the City Ground on Monday 25 February. The Midlands rivals couldn’t be separated in the reverse fixture earlier in the season, with the second meeting due to get underway at 19.45pm.

In Sky Bet League One, Sunderland welcome Accrington Stanley to the Stadium of Light on Friday 15 February, before league leaders Portsmouth travel to Roots Hall to face Chris Powell’s Southend United on Saturday 16 February for a 12.30pm start.

Returning to the Sky Bet Championship, Blackburn Rovers entertain Middlesbrough at Ewood Park the following day, with Rovers manager Tony Mowbray set to go up against his former side. West Bromwich Albion and Sheffield United meet in a potential battle for promotion a week later on Saturday 23 February.

The full list of games selected for live coverage are as follows:

Friday 15 February Sunderland v Accrington Stanley 19.45pm*
Saturday 16 February Southend United v Portsmouth 12.30pm*
Sunday 17 February Blackburn Rovers v Middlesbrough 13.00pm*
*Fixtures subject to participation in FA Cup Fifth Round

Saturday 23 February West Bromwich Albion v Sheffield United 17.30pm
Monday 25 February Nottingham Forest v Derby County 19.45pm
One further selection across 22-24 February to be announced in due course

Monday 4 March Sheffield Wednesday v Sheffield United 19.45pm
Further selections across 1-3 March to be announced in due course


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