It is game that will mark Derby boss Frank Lampard's competitive managerial debut after being hired by the Rams at the end of May and
Stoke's first game under the management of Gary Rowett will seem them visit Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds at Elland Road on Sunday 6th August in what is arguably the pick of the opening fixtures.
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The Championship season will conclude on Sunday 5th May.
The playoffs will begin soon after, with the final at Wembley scheduled for Monday 27th May.
2018/19 Opening Weekend Championship Fixtures:
Reading vs Derby County, Friday 3rd August
Birmingham City vs Norwich City, Saturday 4th August
Brentford vs Rotherham United, Saturday 4th August
Bristol City vs Nottingham Forest, Saturday 4th August
Ipswich Town vs Blackburn Rovers, Saturday 4th August
Millwall vs Middlesbrough, Saturday 4th August
Preston North End vs Queens Park Rangers, Saturday 4th August
Sheffield United vs Swansea City, Saturday 4th August
West Bromwich Albion vs Bolton Wanderers, Saturday 4th August
Wigan Athletic vs Sheffield Wednesday, Saturday 4th August
Hull City vs Aston Villa, Monday 6th August