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Football League fixtures on Sky Sports: Brighton, Leeds and Preston among first live matches of 2015/16

Sky Sports will kick off its biggest ever season of Sky Bet Football League with three live matches across the opening weekend - starting with Brighton’s home match against Nottingham Forest on Friday, August 7.

Sky Sports will show 19 of the Sky Bet Championship clubs by the start of October, and as part of the initial selection of 16 matches to be shown live, will also broadcast games from League One and League Two. 

Thanks to the start of the new broadcasting partnership between Sky and the Football League, viewers can enjoy more matches than ever before; 127 live fixtures - including the play-off matches and three finals from Wembley - with Brighton, Leeds and Preston among those first up in front of the cameras.

Sky Sports' Head of Football Gary Hughes said: "Last season’s Championship was one of the most exciting in recent memory and what you can guarantee with the Football League is competitive games from the opening weekend to the final day of the play-offs.

“With more games than ever on Sky Sports we’ll be able to show more of that story, and cover more clubs up and down the country that the fans are so passionate about.”

From August Sky Sports will be the only place to see the big kick-off with SPFL champions Celtic starting at home against Ross County on Saturday, August 1, before the Premier League gets under way a week later.

As the domestic leagues shape up in August and September, viewers will also be able to follow the climax to UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying, with all the home nation sides in contention for a place in France next summer.

Any sides that finish in the top two of their UEFA qualifying groups will be heading to France, while third place teams could also make it via a play-off in November.

Sky Sports’ coverage of the Football League will include the analysis and expert views of Don Goodman, Peter Beagrie and Andy Hinchcliffe, and hosted by Simon Thomas.

Sky Sports' live Football League fixtures:

August

Fri 7: Brighton & Hove Albion v  Nottingham Forest (7.45pm)

Sat 8: Leeds United v Burnley (12.30pm)

Sun 9: Preston North End v Middlesbrough (12 noon)

Sun 16: Wolverhampton Wanderers v Hull City (12 noon)

Fri 21: Birmingham City v Derby County (7.45pm)

Sat 22: Leeds United v Sheffield Wednesday (12.30pm)

Fri 28: Blackburn Rovers v Bolton Wanderers (7.45pm)

Sat 29: Derby County v Leeds United (12.05pm) 

September

Sat 5: Southend United v Peterborough United (12.05pm)

Sun 6: Bristol Rovers v Oxford United (12.15pm)

Sun 6: Burton Albion v Coventry City (2.30pm)

Fri 11: Reading v Ipswich Town (8pm)

Sat 19: Nottingham Forest v Middlesbrough (12.30pm)

Fri 25: Fulham v Queen’s Park Rangers (7.45pm)

October

Fri 2 Oct: Rotherham United v Burnley (7.45pm)

Sat 3: Wolverhampton Wanderers v Huddersfield Town (12.30pm)

*Please note additional fixtures may be added during this time for live televised coverage.

Find all Sky Live fixtures at www.skysports.com/football or via the Sky Sports apps.


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