Scott Parker's Bournemouth kick off new Championship season on Sky as the Cherries take on West Brom


Scott Parker’s Bournemouth kick off the new Championship season on Sky as the Cherries take on relegated West Brom… while Sheffield United’s first three games will all be televised 

  • Bournemouth v West Brom will kick off the new Championship season Sky 
  • Scott Parker was appointed the Cherries’ new boss after he left Fulham
  • The Baggies also have a new manager in former Barnsley boss Valerien Ismael
  • Sheffield United’s first three games have all been picked for TV coverage

Scott Parker’s first game in charge of Bournemouth will be live on Sky Sports with the Cherries taking on West Brom, who are also under new management.

The Baggies appointed former Barnsley boss Valerien Ismael following the departure of Sam Allardyce, who was unable to keep the club in the Premier League last season.

The game at the Vitality Stadium will kick off the new Championship season on Friday, August 6, with a 7.45pm kick-off.

Scott Parker's first game in charge of his new club Bournemouth will be live on Sky Sports

Scott Parker’s first game in charge of his new club Bournemouth will be live on Sky Sports

The Cherries will take on relegated West Brom at the Vitality Stadium on Friady, August 6

The Cherries will take on relegated West Brom at the Vitality Stadium on Friady, August 6

Sheffield United, who were also relegated from the top flight last season, will play Birmingham at 5.30pm on Saturday, August 7, with that game also set to be televised on Sky.

The Blades’ second and third games of the season will also be on TV. They will play last season’s play-off finallists Swansea on Saturday, August 14 – with an 8pm kick-off. They will then face West Brom at the Hawthorns on Wednesday, August 18.

Derby’s trip to new boys Peterborough is the early pick on the second weekend of the campaign, with their game at London Road set to kick-off at 12.30pm.

West Brom are also under new management after appointing ex-Barnsley boss Valerien Ismael

West Brom are also under new management after appointing ex-Barnsley boss Valerien Ismael

Sheffield United's first three games of the season will all be on Sky, including their trip to West Brom on Wednesday, August 18

Sheffield United’s first three games of the season will all be on Sky, including their trip to West Brom on Wednesday, August 18

Fulham’s first game on TV is a Tuesday night trip to London rivals Millwall on August 17.

West Brom’s game with Peterborough on Friday, August 27, will also be shown. This means the Baggies and the Blades will have three games each on TV in their opening month of the season.

The first big derby of the season will see Wayne Rooney’s side host Nottingham Forest on Saturday, August 28 – with a 12.30pm kick-off.

Sheffield Wednesday will kick-off the League One season on Sky with a trip to Chartlon, who narrowly missed out on the play-offs last season.

The other TV picks for August are Huddersfield v Preston (August 17) and Bristol City v Swansea (August 20).

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