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20 June 2017 National Sport


Last Updated: 20/06/17 11:37am

The Premier League schedules have been revealed but Sky Bet EFL clubs can step up their preparations for the new season when the 2017/18 fixtures for the Championship, League One and League Two are released on Wednesday.

Clubs in all three divisions will discover their curtain-raisers, run-ins, Christmas programme and derby dates when the schedules are published at 9am on Wednesday, June 21 – and you can follow it all with as we gear up for another bumper season of live football.

What kind of start will the likes of Sunderland and Middlesbrough get to life in the Championship? When will Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday finally resume rivalries? Where will EFL new boys Lincoln and Forest Green begin their campaigns? Here’s all you need to know and how to get the news and reaction, wherever you are…

Sheffield United's promotion from League One sets up a first Sheffield derby for five years

Sheffield United's promotion from League One sets up a first Sheffield derby for five years

Sheffield United’s promotion from League One sets up a first Sheffield derby for five years

When are the fixtures released?

All fixtures for the new Championship, League One and League Two campaigns will be published at 9am on Wednesday, June 21.

Garry Monk has swapped Leeds for Middlesbrough - what will the opening month have in store?

Garry Monk has swapped Leeds for Middlesbrough - what will the opening month have in store?

Garry Monk has swapped Leeds for Middlesbrough – what will the opening month have in store?

When will Sky’s first live games be announced?

Good news: we’ll confirm our live EFL selection for the opening weekend at the same time – 9am – as the full schedules are released.

We expect to bring you details of further live fixtures for August and September in July.

is the home of the Sky Bet EFL and will show 127 matches from the 2017/18 season, including the Play-Offs.

Will Leeds United and Aston Villa mount promotion charges this time around?

Will Leeds United and Aston Villa mount promotion charges this time around?

Will Leeds United and Aston Villa mount promotion charges this time around?

When does the new season start?

The Sky Bet EFL season starts on the weekend of August 4-6 – a week before the new Premier League season commences – and concludes on the weekend of May 5.

Dates for the three Wembley play-offs – starting with the Championship showdown this time – have already been booked in for 26-28 May.

Forest Green are making their debut in the Sky Bet EFL

Forest Green are making their debut in the Sky Bet EFL

Forest Green are making their debut in the Sky Bet EFL

Any other key dates?

The League Cup – newly named the Carabao Cup – starts in the week commencing August 7.

The 2017/18 Checkatrade Trophy will begin towards the end of the opening month, with the first round of fixtures scheduled for the week commencing Monday, August 28.

Clubs will be in Carabao Cup action just days after resuming league duties

Clubs will be in Carabao Cup action just days after resuming league duties

Clubs will be in Carabao Cup action just days after resuming league duties

How can I stay up-to-date with the fixtures?

Whether you’re on the move or watching at home, is the place for all the news and reaction.

– channel 406 – will bring you details of your club’s schedule as the clock strikes 9am, as well as reaction from studio guests and clubs up and down the country.

– If you’re out and about, our live blog will bring you details of all the fixtures, plus analysis, reaction and social media.

– Fixtures by club will be available on skysports.com and via the Sky Sports apps.

Watch Sky Sports News HQ from 9am on Wednesday to find out your club’s fixtures or follow via our live blog from 7am. You’ll find news of all the fixtures – plus Championship club-by-club guides – on skysports.com and via the Sky Sports apps from 9am.


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