Earlier today Aston Villa confirmed that both derby clashes with Birmingham City have now been switched.
The games haven’t yet been confirmed for television coverage, so there may be subtle changes when the announcements come. These switches are based on ‘safety and operational grounds’ following discussions with West Midlands Police.
The first clash of the season was originally set for Saturday, November 24 and we were due to host them at Villa Park at 3pm. The game now moves to Sunday, November 25 and will kickoff at 12-noon.
The second clash of the year was set for Saturday, March 9 at St Andrew’s, also with a 3pm kickoff.
This game will now take place on Sunday, March 10, also carrying a 12-noon start.
As a result of this change, the game against Nottingham Forest also now moves back 24 hours and will take place on Wednesday, March 13 with a 7.45pm kick-off time.
Pencil them in early folks as there are bound to be more changes as the week’s tick by.