Relegated Sunderland face tough Championship opener
They take on Derby at the start of August10:21 Wednesday 21 June 2017, 10:21 21 Jun 2017
Managerless and recently relegated Sunderland will kick-off the Championship season with a home game against Derby.
That'll be on Friday August 4th. Having also dropped out of the Premier League, Hull head to Aston Villa on the next day - and Middlesbrough go to Wolves.
Of the newly promoted sides, Sheffield United open against Brentford, Bolton start against Leeds and Millwall head to Nottingham Forest.
Fourth tier Forest Green Rovers' first ever Football League match is a home fixture with Barnet.
Championship opening round of fixtures
Friday 04 August 2017
19:45: Sunderland v Derby County
Saturday 05 August 2017
15:00: Bristol City v Barnsley
15:00: Burton Albion v Cardiff City
15:00: Fulham v Norwich City
15:00: Ipswich Town v Birmingham City
15:00: Nottingham Forest v Millwall
15:00: Preston North End v Sheffield Wednesday
15:00: Queens Park Rangers v Reading
15:00: Sheffield United v Brentford
15:00: Wolverhampton Wanderers v Middlesbrough
17:30: Aston Villa v Hull City
Sunday 06 August 2017
16:30: Bolton Wanderers v Leeds United
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