Watford will have less than 48 hours to recover from their away clash with league-leaders Newcastle United before facing QPR after the game was moved forward to accommodate Sky TV.

The Hornets make the 500-mile round trip to Tyneside on Saturday, December 5 and were scheduled to play local rivals QPR the following Tuesday, but the match has been moved forward to Monday, December 7 as it will be shown live on Sky Sports.

It is the second time this season a Watford home game has been rescheduled to assist Sky Sports, which will also show the Hornets clash with Sheffield Wednesday on Friday, October 23.