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TV Games: Sixteen fixtures across three divisions announced in latest Sky Sports selections

26 January 2018

All three EFL Sky Bet divisions feature throughout March and April in the latest selections for Sky Sports coverage, headlined by eight fixtures across Easter weekend.

Matches for March have been confirmed, although further fixtures for the weekend of 17th March will be confirmed following the completion of the FA Cup Round Four matches.

League One pair Oxford United and Scunthorpe United kick off a triple header on Good Friday in a 12:45pm start at the Kassam Stadium, whilst Middlesbrough welcome Wolverhampton Wanderers in an intriguing battle at the top of the Sky Bet Championship at the Riverside Stadium, before Derby County host Sunderland in the evening fixture.

Saturday 31st March sees Hull City host Aston Villa, with Villans manager Steve Bruce returning to familiar surroundings having managed the Tigers for four years from 2012 to 2016.

Four live matches in just two days complete the coverage over the Easter weekend, starting at Deepdale where Derby County travel to Preston North End in a 12:45pm start on Monday 2nd April.

Portsmouth then welcome current League One leaders Wigan Athletic with Paul Cook returning to Fratton Park, before Easter Monday comes to a close as Sheffield United face Cardiff City in a battle between two of the current top six in the Championship.

Fulham play host to Leeds United in the final fixture over the Easter period on Tuesday 3rd April, in a 7:45pm kick off at Craven Cottage.

Earlier in March, Blackburn Rovers and Wigan Athletic will feature in a top of the table clash in League One, with a midday start at Ewood Park on Sunday 4th March.

A week later, Aston Villa welcome Wolverhampton Wanderers to Villa Park for a 5:30pm start on Saturday 10th March in a clash of Championship promotion contenders, with an eagerly anticipated East Midlands derby the following day between Nottingham Forest and Derby County at 2:30pm.

Doncaster Rovers face Bradford City on Monday 19th March, before another triple header of action across the 24th and 25th March. League Two leaders Luton Town welcome Barnet to Kenilworth Road in 5:15pm start, before two fixtures on the Sunday. Chesterfield will look to distance themselves from the Sky Bet League Two relegation zone as they welcome promotion contenders Notts County to the Proact, whilst Portsmouth host Oxford United in a Sky Bet League One 4pm kick-off.

Blackburn Rovers will feature for a second time when they face Bradford City in a 7:45pm kick off on Thursday 29th March.

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.

TV SELECTION DATES 2017/18 (Illustrative but subject to a five-week minimum notice commitment)

• From 23rd February, a minimum five-week rolling selection commences for matches up to and including the penultimate weekend;
• Clubs notified of selections for the final day made following the completion of the penultimate round of matches.

NB: The EFL has committed to publicly announcing any fixture changes within three working days in order to give EFL supporters as much time as is possible to allow for any alterations to travel plans that may be required.

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