The second batch of latest EFL TV selections have been revealed by Sky Sports and set to be televised later on in September.
Following the Euros, teams are now back in training and in pre-season for the 2021/22 season, so now the broadcaster has added many more live English Football League fixtures to the schedule for the next few months.
Unlike the usual previous announcements on TV games, this occasion sees teams from across the Sky Bet Championship and League One being picked.
Sky Sports has confirmed the addition of 12 live EFL fixtures to its September schedule, with it kicking off at Birmingham city where they host Derby County after the first international break of the season.
Wayne Rooney will see his Derby side make the trip to St. Andrew’s in front of the Sky Sports cameras on Friday, September 10 (kick-off 8pm), before Nottingham Forest host Cardiff on Sunday, September 12 (kick-off 2pm).
Bournemouth will be at home to QPR and Hull travel to Blackburn on a Tuesday night Championship double header on September 14 (both kick-offs 7.45pm), with Barnsley travelling to Stoke the following night at 8pm.
West Brom, Fulham and Sheffield United, the three clubs relegated from the Premier League last season, all get listed on Sky Sports before the end of the month. The Baggies will play against QPR on September 24, and the Blades travel to Middlesbrough on September 28, while Fulham host Swansea on September 29.
Before all of that, the month of live EFL action on Sky Sports beginning at Fratton Park on September 6, where Portsmouth host Plymouth in Sky Bet League One at 7.45pm.
Confirmed EFL fixtures live on Sky Sports
Friday August 6: Bournemouth vs West Brom, kick-off 7.45pm
Saturday August 7: Charlton vs Sheffield Wednesday, kick-off 5.30pm
Saturday August 7: Sheffield United vs Birmingham, kick-off 8pm
Sunday August 8: Fulham vs Middlesbrough, kick-off 1.30pm
Sunday August 8: Coventry City vs Nottingham Forest, kick-off 4.30pm
Saturday August 14: Peterborough vs Derby, kick-off 12.30pm
Saturday August 14: Swansea vs Sheffield United, kick-off 8pm
Tuesday August 17: Millwall vs Fulham, kick-off 7.45pm
Tuesday August 17: Huddersfield vs Preston, kick-off 7.45pm
Wednesday August 18: West Brom vs Sheffield United, kick-off 8pm
Friday August 20: Bristol City vs Swansea, kick-off 7.45pm
Saturday August 21: QPR vs Barnsley, kick-off 12.30pm
Friday August 27: Peterborough vs West Brom, kick-off 7.45pm
Saturday August 28: Derby vs Nottingham Forest, kick-off 12.30pm
Monday September 6: Portsmouth vs Plymouth, kick-off 7.45pmFriday September 10: Birmingham vs Derby, kick-off 8pm
Sunday September 12: Nottingham Forest vs Cardiff, kick-off 2pm
Tuesday September 14: Bournemouth vs QPR, kick-off 7.45pm
Tuesday September 14: Blackburn vs Hull, kick-off 7.45pm
Wednesday September 15: Stoke vs Barnsley, kick-off 8pm
Saturday September 18: Hull vs Sheffield United, kick-off 12.30pm
Friday September 24: West Brom vs QPR, kick-off 8pm
Saturday September 25: Reading vs Middlesbrough, kick-off 12.30pm
Tuesday September 28: Middlesbrough vs Sheffield United, kick-off 7.45pm
Wednesday September 29: Fulham vs Swansea, kick-off 7.45pm
Wednesday September 29: Barnsley vs Nottingham Forest, kick-off 7.45pm
Carabao Cup Round One
Tuesday 10 August: Derby v Salford City, kick-off 19.45pm
Wednesday 11 August: Leyton Orient v QPR, kick-off 19.45pm
Fans reacted over on Twitter as the latest EFL TV selections for September get revealed…
@dharvey4: Anything below the Championship doesn’t seem to exist these days.
@andyc_128: Half of the teams in the Championship barely get a look in either
@jaisra02: The audacity to not even put 1 League Two game on once again 😭
@bwfc_joe: Only 1 game below the championship 🥴
@Adam_Hooper10: Some dreadful games on there gotta be said 🥴
@LukeSperry10: Waste of time Sky having the rights to L1&2. BT give the National League far better coverage than what League 2 gets
@Benji_Deane: Sky can get in the bin. Pathetic. Giving almost no air time to L1&2
@ham_ezz: Literally why even bother having rights to broadcast L2 games ffs
@GWReds: Let @btsportfootball have League One and Two. You and @SkySports clearly don’t give a fuck about it.
@CUHD44968424: Yet only a few months ago they were preaching about how ‘smaller’ clubs need the money.
@OwenC1883: give l1 and l2 to quest or something i beg
@BTalksltn: Sky literally care about a handful of teams. No L2 games. Over half of the championship clubs haven’t got 1 game in the first 2 months and 1 L1 game.
@bethgabriel_: The most ‘championship’ fixtures you ever will see
@BENditlikeLAKE: Portsmouth Plymouth. Most tv made “derby” ever. Ridiculous
@jodyburry: Shock sky not supporting lower league teams!!!!
@LastLivingYetii: I’m sure another broadcasting company would love the rights to League 1&2. Just look at what BT has done with the National League #EFL
@1908J_: Football exists outside the top 2 leagues you know…
@DannyBLP: Fuck you League 2 I guess
@Hockz1: 1 game from League one and 0 games from League two… “EFL” though.
@benblore1: After all the covid money losses in the lower leagues too, just one game on TV could help q league one or 2 club massively and you’re just airing relatively wealthy championship club games which still no one will watch
@SamuelCG07: The day Sky Sports liquidates will be one of the happiest days of my life.
@parkinsonross: Shambles this. 1 league 1 game and 0 league 2.
@tinytai: Pathetic no league 2 as usual 🙄
@wilby1987: Wow league 2 clearly one of the wealthy leagues as they don’t need TV money
@Cliveeck9: If you’re not going to bother with Leagues 1 and 2 give the rights to someone else… the national league gets more coverage 🤷♂️
@j_coey7: Shocking decisions again