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Sky Sports to screen Steel City derby

19 July 2017

The much-anticipated local derby between Sheffield Wednesday and city rivals Sheffield United is to be screened live on Sky Sports in September, with the match now confirmed for broadcast alongside six other EFL fixtures in September and early October.

United's promotion in May sees the return of the Steel City derby to the Sky Bet Championship calendar and the Blades' clash with Sheffield Wednesday will be broadcast live to Sky Sports viewers at 1.15pm on Sunday 24th September.

The match concludes a busy weekend of EFL action, which will also see Forest Green Rovers feature live on Sky Sports with the Sky Bet League Two newcomers welcoming Swindon Town in a Friday night kick-off. Nottingham Forest's visit to Aston Villa takes place in the 5.30pm slot on Saturday 23rd September.

A further three games are to be aired over the weekend of Friday 29 September to Sunday 1st October with the focus turning to West London initially for QPR's match with Fulham in the Sky Bet Championship.

A 5.30pm kick-off will see Reading host Norwich City on Saturday, before another big game takes place in Yorkshire with Sheffield Wednesday again the hosts as they welcome local rivals Leeds United in a 12.15pm kick-off on Sunday.

The final game confirmed today is Aston Villa's visit to Barnsley which will take place at 5.30pm on Saturday 16 September.

The list of games selected for live coverage are as follows:
Saturday 16th September Barnsley v Aston Villa 5:30pm
Friday 22nd September Forest Green Rovers v Swindon Town 7:45pm
Saturday 23rd September Aston Villa v Nottingham Forest 5:30pm
Sunday 24th September Sheffield Wednesday v Sheffield United 1:15pm

Friday 29th September Queens Park Rangers v Fulham 7:45pm
Saturday 30th September Reading v Norwich City 5:30pm
Sunday 1st October Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United 12:15pm

Please note: one further fixture may be confirmed.

Throughout the course of the 2017/18 season, Sky Sports will exclusively show 127 live matches from the Sky Bet EFL season - including the Play-Offs - as well as 15 matches from the Carabao Cup and at least three from the Checkatrade Trophy.


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