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TV Games: Derby delight as six EFL fixtures selected for Sky Sports coverage

4 January 2019

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.

One further selection across 22-24 February to be announced in due course with further selections across 1-3 March to be announced in due course. 

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