Date: 6th October 2016 at 11:35pm
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Sky Sports have announced that they will be screening 19 Football League matches across the month of December in a ‘festive football feast’ for the fans.

Of those 19 games, Sky will also be running the ten games in ten days schedule once more following on from last season.

The self titled ‘festive feast’ begins with Queens Park Rangers hosting Wolverhampton Wanderers on Thursday December 1 and will be followed by Friday night action between Nottingham Forest and Newcastle United.

The beginning set of games ends on Saturday December 3 with Leeds United v Aston Villa.

The start of the ten in ten then begins on Friday December 9.

Friday 9th Dec: Brighton v Leeds – 7.45pm
Saturday 10th Dec: Preston North End v Blackburn Rovers – 5.30pm
Sunday 11th Dec: Derby County v Nottingham Forest – 12.00pm
Monday 12th Dec: Bolton Wanderers v Gillingham – 7:45pm
Tuesday 13th Dec: Norwich City v Aston Villa – 7:45pm
Wednesday 14th Dec: Wigan Athletic v Newcastle United – 7:45pm
Thursday 15th Dec: Coventry City v Sheffield United – 7:45pm
Friday 16th Dec: Norwich City v Huddersfield Town – 7:45pm
Saturday 17th Dec: Birmingham City v Brighton – 5.30pm
Sunday 18th Dec: QPR v Aston Villa – TBC (Lunchtime)

To complete the 19 matches, we then have another two blocks of three fixtures.

Monday December 26 sees Newcastle United host Sheffield Wednesday, and Tuesday December 27 sees two matches – Brighton v QPR (12.30pm) and Blackburn Rovers v Newcastle United (3pm).

The final set being Aston Villa v Leeds United on Thursday December 29, Brentford v Norwich City on Saturday December 31 and finally Blackburn Rovers v Newcastle United on Monday January 2.

For the armchair fan whose happy with a football fix of any kind, December is a month for them!

EFL Chief Executive Shaun Harvey explained.

‘League football has long been a much loved staple of the festive period and we`re confident that December`s TV selections will once again provide a unique platform for friends and families up and down the country to get together and watch their favourite EFL team. We are also delighted to welcome back ’10 in 10`. It`s a campaign that in its debut season proved to be hugely successful and once again it gives us a real opportunity to focus on showcasing the very best of what the EFL has to offer. As a result of the heightened TV exposure 12 months ago, over 1.8million people passed through an EFL turnstile and with this year`s fantastic line-up of fixtures we are hoping to top that number. We will be working closely with all of our clubs and our broadcast partner Sky Sports to make that happen.’

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