Sky Sports adds further EFL fixtures to live schedule
19th July 2017
Sky Sports has released its latest batch of live fixtures from the Sky Bet EFL, with the Sheffield derby back on the bill.
Seven further matches have been selected for coverage in September and early October, with the first Steel City clash between Wednesday and United in more than five years taking place in front of the Sky Sports cameras on Sunday, September 24 (1.15pm KO).
That eagerly-awaited Championship tussle concludes a busy weekend of EFL action, when venues can also look forward to showing Sky Bet League Two newcomers Forest Green Rovers play Swindon Town in a Friday night kick-off, before Nottingham Forest's trip to Aston Villa takes place in the 5.30pm slot on Saturday, 23 September.
A further three games will be aired over the weekend of Friday, September 29 to Sunday, October 1, with the focus first turning to west London as QPR face Fulham.
A 5.30pm kick-off will see Reading host Norwich City on Saturday, before another big game takes place in Yorkshire on Sunday as Sheffield Wednesday welcome local rivals Leeds United in a 12.15pm kick-off.
And John Terry will be in front of the cameras earlier in the month, with Aston Villa's trip to Barnsley on Saturday, September 16, the final game to make the latest selection.
Through the course of the 2017/18 season, Sky Sports will exclusively bring venues 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.
As with 2016/17, the EFL and broadcast partner Sky Sports have again committed to give clubs and supporters at least five weeks' notice ahead of any EFL League matches being selected for live television coverage.
Confirmed Sky Sports EFL fixtures
Fri Aug 4: Sunderland v Derby (7.45pm)
Sat Aug 5: Aston Villa v Hull (5.30pm)
Sun Aug 6: Bolton v Leeds (4.30pm)
Sat Aug 12: Middlesbrough v Sheff Utd (5.30pm)
Fri Aug 18: Burton v Birmingham (7.45pm)
Sat Aug 19: Sunderland v Leeds (5.30pm)
Fri Aug 25: Bristol City v Aston Villa (7.45pm)
Sat Aug 26: Nottingham Forest v Leeds (5.30pm)
Sat Sep 2: Bradford v Bristol Rovers (12.30pm)
Sun Sep 3: Blackburn v Fleetwood (12.15pm)
Sat Sep 3: Portsmouth v Rotherham (2.30pm)
Fri Sep 8: Derby v Hull (7.45pm)
Sat Sep 9: Sheffield Wednesday v Nottingham Forest (5.30pm)
Sat Sep 16: Barnsley v Aston Villa (5.30pm)
Fri Sep 22: Forest Green Rovers v Swindon Town (7.45pm)
Sat Sep 23: Aston Villa v Nottingham Forest (5.30pm)
Sun Sep 24: Sheffield Wednesday v Sheffield United (1.15pm)
Fri Sep 29: Queens Park Rangers v Fulham (7.45pm)
Sat Sep 30: Reading v Norwich City (5.30pm)
Sun Oct 1: Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United (12.15pm)