Sky Bet Championship fixtures 2018/19

Lampard, whose first managerial job sees him take over from Gary Rowett at Pride Park, will take his side to the Madejski Stadium at 8pm on Friday night, live on Sky Sports Football, while the opening weekend also sees Graham Potter’s Swansea start at Sheffield United, live on Sky Sports at 5.30pm on Saturday, August 4.

Marcelo Bielsa’s first game in charge of Leeds comes at home against Rowett’s Stoke at 4.30pm on Sunday, August 5, and Aston Villa begin on Monday, August 6 at Hull, with both games also live on Sky Sports.

Relegated West Brom host Bolton on the opening day on August 4, while their second game at Nottingham Forest has been brought forward to Tuesday, August 7, live on Sky Sports.

Newly-promoted Rotherham start at Brentford on August 4, Blackburn go to Ipswich and last season’s League One champions Wigan host Sheffield Wednesday before a trip to Aston Villa on August 11.

Lampard’s first home game sees him up against Leeds on August 11, and Potter takes charge of his first game at the Liberty Stadium as Swansea host Preston on the same day.

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Opening day fixtures (August 4, 3pm unless stated)

Reading v Derby County (Friday 3, 8pm)

Birmingham City v Norwich City

Brentford v Rotherham United

Bristol City v Nottingham Forest

Ipswich Town v Blackburn Rovers

Millwall v Middlesbrough

Preston North End v Queens Park Rangers

West Bromwich Albion v Bolton Wanderers

Wigan Athletic v Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield United v Swansea City (Saturday 4, 5.30pm)

Leeds United v Stoke City (Sunday 4.30pm)

Hull City v Aston Villa (Monday 6, 7.45pm)

Final day fixtures (May 5, 12.30pm)

Aston Villa v Norwich City

Blackburn Rovers v Swansea City

Brentford v Preston North End

Derby County v West Bromwich Albion

Hull City v Bristol City

Ipswich Town v Leeds United

Nottingham Forest v Bolton Wanderers

Reading v Birmingham City

Rotherham United v Middlesbrough

Sheffield Wednesday v Queens Park Rangers

Stoke City v Sheffield United

Wigan Athletic v Millwall

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