First meeting of season between Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday switched

Richard Stearman and Adam Reach clash in the last Steel City derby at Bramall Lane

The first Steel City derby of the 2018/19 season has been brought forward due to TV coverage.

Sheffield Wednesday’s trip to Bramall Lane to face Sheffield United was due to take place on Saturday, November 10.

But it will now be held on Friday, November 9 with a 7.45pm kick-off after the fixture was selected for Sky Sports coverage.

The last Steel City derby was also switched to Friday night in January with the two bitter rivals battling out a goalless draw at Bramall Lane.

Sky have also selected Wednesday’s clash with Middlesbrough at Hillsborough for live coverage, bringing forward the fixture to Friday, October 19.

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