Three of Hull City’s Championship matches have been rearranged, including both clashes against Yorkshire rivals Sheffield United.
The home game against the Blades has been moved due to a fixture clash with the Hull derby and will now take place on Sunday 4th September, kick-off 3pm.
The reverse meeting at Bramall Lane has been rescheduled for Friday 20th January, kick-off 7:45pm, due to Sheffield Wednesday having a home game on the Saturday.
City’s match away to Watford has also been given a new date and will now be played on Sunday 11th December, kick-off 3pm.
The trip to Vicarage Road has been pushed back by 24 hours to avoid clashing with the World Cup quarter-finals scheduled for that weekend.
Our last meeting with the Hornets came in April of the 2016/17 Premier League season as second-half goals from Lazar Markovic and Sam Clucas gave Marco Silva’s 10-man City a gutsy 2-0 victory.
Watford were relegated from the Premier League in 19th place last term and now have Rob Edwards – fresh from winning the League Two title with Forest Green Rovers – at the helm.
City’s last win against Sheffield United came in February 2018, when Nouha Dicko scored the only goal in a 1-0 victory at the MKM Stadium.
Paul Heckingbottom’s Blades finished fifth in the Championship last campaign before losing on penalties to Nottingham Forest in the play-off semi-finals.