Millwall on the road on Championship opening day

MILLWALL will open their 2017-18 Sky Bet Championship campaign with a trip to the City Ground to face Nottingham Forest.

That will be followed by the first round of the League Cup against Stevenage, before the Lions’ first home league game of the season against Bolton Wanderers, who were also promoted from League One last season.

Millwall’s first London derby will be on Tuesday, September 12, coincidentally against Queens Park Rangers. QPR boss Ian Holloway was sacked by Millwall in March 2015, and his successor Neil Harris guided the Lions to promotion back to the Championship in his second full season in charge.

Millwall will have a home fixture on Boxing Day against Wolverhampton Wanderers. That’s followed by QPR at home on December 30 before the first game of 2018, at Norwich City on January 1.

The first meeting with a relegated Premier League side will be at Sunderland on November 18.

Millwall’s last league game of 2017-18 will be at home to Aston Villa on Sunday, May 6.

There will be four international breaks next season.

Clubs have until noon on Wednesday, June 28 to propose any alterations to the draft schedule.

Millwall fixtures 2017-18

Sat Aug 5 Nottingham Forest A

Wed Aug 9 Carabao Cup One

Sat Aug 12 Bolton Wanderers H

Tue Aug 15 Ipswich Town H

Sat Aug 19 Bristol City A

Wed Aug 23 Carabao Cup Two

Sat Aug 26 Norwich City H

Sat Sep 2 International Date

Sat Sep 9 Wolverhampton Wanderers A

Tue Sep 12 Queens Park Rangers A

Sat Sep 16 Leeds United H

Wed Sep 20 Carabao Cup Three

Sat Sep 23 Preston North End A

Tue Sep 26 Reading H

Sat Sep 30 Barnsley H

Sat Oct 7 International Date

Sat Oct 14 Brentford A

Sat Oct 21 Birmingham City H

Wed Oct 25 Carabao Cup Four

Sat Oct 28 Cardiff City A

Tue Oct 31 Sheffield Wednesday A

Sat Nov 4 Burton Albion H Emirates FA Cup 1

Sat Nov 11 International Date

Sat Nov 18 Sunderland A

Tue Nov 21 Hull City H

Sat Nov 25 Fulham A

Sat Dec 2 Sheffield United H Emirates FA Cup 2

Sat Dec 9 Aston Villa A

Sat Dec 16 Middlesbrough H

Wed Dec 20 Carabao Cup Five

Sat Dec 23 Derby County A

Tue Dec 26 Wolverhampton Wanderers H

Sat Dec 30 Queens Park Rangers H

Mon Jan 1 Norwich City A

Sat Jan 6 Emirates FA Cup 3

Wed Jan 10 Carabao Cup Semi-Final (1)

Sat Jan 13 Preston North End H

Sat Jan 20 Leeds United A

Wed Jan 24 Carabao Cup Semi-Final (2)

Sat Jan 27 Derby County H Emirates FA Cup 4

Sat Feb 3 Reading A

Sat Feb 10 Cardiff City H

Sat Feb 17 Birmingham City A Emirates FA Cup 5

Tue Feb 20 Sheffield Wednesday H

Sat Feb 24 Burton Albion A

Sun Feb 25 Carabao Cup Final

Sat Mar 3 Sunderland H

Tue Mar 6 Hull City A

Sat Mar 10 Brentford H

Sat Mar 17 Barnsley A Emirates FA Cup 6

Sat Mar 24 International Date

Sat Mar 31 Nottingham Forest H

Mon Apr 2 Ipswich Town A

Sat Apr 7 Bristol City H

Tue Apr 10 Bolton Wanderers A

Sat Apr 14 Sheffield United A

Sat Apr 21 Fulham H Emirates FA Cup Semi-Final

Sat Apr 28 Middlesbrough A

Sun May 6 Aston Villa H

Sat May 19 Emirates FA Cup Final

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