The latest EFL TV selections for January have been revealed by the English Football League and Sky Sports on Wednesday evening.
Twelve fixtures have been confirmed however fans have been left angry at no League Two games being chosen, with seven in total from the Championship and five from League One.
Wayne Rooney and his Derby County team travel to Hillsborough on New Year’s Day to take on Sheffield Wednesday, before we move into Saturday’s action as Stoke City entertain free-scoring AFC Bournemouth.
Sky Bet League One action comes from The Valley, the LNER Stadium, Portman Road and the DW Stadium over the month, with the latter hosting current league leaders’ Hull City, as they lock horns with Wigan Athletic on Saturday 9 January.
The month is rounded off with two Sky Bet Championship fixtures, the first coming from Carrow Road as Norwich City look to keep ahold of top spot and take three points from Middlesbrough on Saturday 30 January.
The day’s live action will complete at the John Smith’s Stadium as Huddersfield Town welcome Michael O’Neill’s Stoke City to West Yorkshire.
LATEST EFL TV SELECTIONS:
Friday 1 January – Sheffield Wednesday v Derby County – Sky Bet Championship – 17:30
Saturday 2 January – Stoke City v AFC Bournemouth – Sky Bet Championship – 19:45
Friday 8 January – Charlton Athletic v Accrington Stanley – Sky Bet League One – 19:45
Saturday 9 January – Lincoln City v Peterborough United – Sky Bet League One – 12:30
Saturday 9 January – Ipswich Town v Swindon Town – Sky Bet League One – 17:30
Saturday 9 January – Wigan Athletic v Hull City – Sky Bet League One – 19:45
Saturday 16 January – Middlesbrough v Birmingham City – Sky Bet Championship – 12:30
Saturday 16 January – Barnsley v Swansea City – Sky Bet Championship – 19:45
Tuesday 26 January – Ipswich Town v Sunderland AFC – Sky Bet League One – 19:45
Friday 29 January – Reading v AFC Bournemouth – Sky Bet Championship – 20:00
Saturday 30 January – Norwich City v Middlesbrough – Sky Bet Championship – 12:30
Saturday 30 January – Huddersfield Town v Stoke City – Sky Bet Championship -15:00
Further January selections will be announced in due course.
December 16: Derby vs Swansea (5.30pm), Reading vs Norwich, Coventry vs Huddersfield (Both 8pm)
December 18: Hull vs Portsmouth (5.30pm), Preston vs Bristol City (8pm)
December 19: Norwich vs Cardiff, 12.30pm
December 26: Watford vs Norwich, 7.45pm
December 29: Millwall vs Watford (5.30pm), Stoke vs Nottingham Forest (8pm)
December 30: Brentford vs Bournemouth (5.30pm), Swansea vs Reading (8pm)
*Live on Sky Sports Football Red Button
Fans reacted as the latest EFL TV selections for January were revealed, see what they had to say below…
@CraigIsted: You ok @EFL you’ve finally decided leagues exist below the championship
@Dazswfc1867: Why the fuck would u put us on sky where wank #swfc
@EJTaylor99: Acknowledging that League One exists now are we?
@swfcAW: 24th v 22nd in the championship, what a game to pick fucking hell
@joshbar89824514: Never any league 2 really i know it wont pull alot of attraction but come on could help a club out with money
@Salop_Wack: League one is more than Ipswich lads
@ChrisEddy_7: Why did I fool myself thinking there maybe a League 2 game on offer?
@BWFCLoneStar: Who the hell is going to watch Hull v Wigan on a Saturday night?
SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY FANS:
@JSimmo200: Oh what brilliant way to bring in the new year!!!! Roll on 2022
@richwilkes7: Oh god not again!
@jfagej: Relegation 6 pointer …sky will love that
@andymcelwaine: Oh joy. What a start to 2021……
@pauljswfc: Brilliant. Start 2021 off shitty then
@petey5106: If you don’t win that one, it’s League One!!!
@top7664: Sky TV report surge in contract cancellations in New Year.
@MLVIW14: First match in English football history to have 0 shots on target from both teams?
Out of all the games u chose charlton v accrington 😭 Not complaining tho
— toby 🎄 (@cafctoby) December 16, 2020
Charlton v Accrington live on sky 😍
— WellingUTD_fanpage (@JoshuaCampopia3) December 16, 2020
— Daniel Morley (@morley_751) December 16, 2020
— Louise Fieldsend (@LouiseFieldsend) December 16, 2020
No League Two game🙄
— Salford City Arg 🦁🇦🇷 (@SalfordArg) December 16, 2020
finally a charlton match on telly
— cafc___ (@cafc___) December 16, 2020
Y never league 2
— Sam Cretton (@CrettonSam) December 16, 2020
Still no Coventry away game
— Mark Lovick (@Beduffshirl) December 16, 2020
sky doesn’t want to torture its viewers.
— 𝕯𝖞𝖑𝖆𝖓 (@Dylan_SCFC) December 16, 2020