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The Championship game between Nottingham Forest and Derby will now take place on Saturday, January 22 with an early kick-off at 12:30pm after Sky Sports announced their latest round of televised games.

Forest’s game against Cardiff on the 30th of January has also been changed to a 4:00pm kick off as a result of the Sky Sports announcement.

Nottingham Forest take on their arch-rivals Derby County in their second game of this campaign with the first one resulting in a draw between the sides.

Currently in 16th place, Nottingham Forest will host bottom of the league Derby County at The City Ground.

Their first meeting this season resulted in a draw with a late goal from Brennan Johnson gave Forest a point.

Four out of the last five matches between the teams have resulted in a draw with last win in the fixture being 1-0 to Forest back in 2019.

Derby County are currently in the relegation zone after being given a  total of 21 points have been deducted from them after breaching EFL rules.

The struggling side are in desperate need of points if they want to stay in the championship as they have only got one point this season.

Relegation for the team would be the first time since 1985/86 that they will play in League One.

Fan disorder has never been a stranger to this fixture with violence commonly erupting between fans commuting to and from the game.

This is the reason that the game has been moved to a 12:30 kick off.

After the Euro 2020 which was stained by fan conduct people it will be interesting to see how fans react.

An independent review of the violence has found that there would have been ‘horrific consequences’ had England beaten Italy at Wembley Stadium.