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Frank Lampard's Derby County start at Reading

Frank Lampard's Derby start at Reading
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Frank Lampard's Derby County will travel to Reading for the opening match of the 2018-19 Championship campaign.

Frank Lampard's first game in charge of Derby County will come away at Reading on the opening day of the 2018-19 Championship season.

The Chelsea midfield legend, embarking on his first managerial job, takes his side to the Madejski Stadium on Friday, August 3.

Marcelo Bielsa begins his Leeds United reign with a home match against relegated Stoke City, while West Bromwich Albion welcome Bolton Wanderers to The Hawthorns.

Swansea City's first match in the second tier since 2011 is away at Sheffield United, meanwhile, and Hull City will face Aston Villa in one of the picks of the opening-round fixtures.

Elsewhere, promoted clubs Wigan Athletic, Rotherham United and Blackburn Rovers begin with games against Sheffield Wednesday, Brentford and Ipswich Town respectively.

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1Leeds UnitedLeeds85301851318
2Middlesbrough8521113817
3Wigan AthleticWigan95131411316
4Brentford8431157815
5West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom84222012814
6Bristol City94231411314
7Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd8413129313
8Aston Villa83411412213
9Derby CountyDerby8413109113
10Swansea CitySwansea833276112
11Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest8251109111
12Norwich CityNorwich83231213-111
13Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds83231213-111
14Blackburn RoversBlackburn825189-111
15Bolton WanderersBolton8323912-311
16Queens Park RangersQPR8314714-710
17Stoke CityStoke82331013-39
18Rotherham UnitedRotherham8305613-79
19Hull City8215913-47
20Birmingham CityBirmingham806257-26
21Millwall8134711-46
22Reading8125913-45
23Preston North EndPreston8125715-85
24Ipswich TownIpswich8044612-64

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