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Key dates for the 2017-18 season

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15 June 2017

This Friday (16th June) sees the draw for round one of recently-branded Carabao Cup, which will be streamed live from Bangkok, Thailand at 1:00pm (UK time). The draw is regionalised, with the Reds in the South non-seeded group.

That means Harry Kewell’s men could face the likes of Aston Villa, Reading, Wolves, or Norwich City, home or away.

The draw can be watched live on iFollow on Friday - find all the ways you can discover our first cup opponents of the new season here. 

Fixture release day then follows that on Wednesday, June 21st, and fans will then be able to start planning their trips for the new season as we’ll find out our first opponents of the 2017-18 campaign.

Make sure you’re following all of our social media channels for the latest news, and get your diary ready to pencil in the fixtures!

There will be plenty of opportunities to watch the Reds play over the festive period, with full fixture programmes on Saturday December 23rd, Boxing Day, Saturday, December 30th and Monday, January 1st, 2018. 

The EFL Sky Bet League two season will commence from the weekend of August 5th, with the first round of the Carabao Cup the following week (w/c August 7th). The Checkatrade Trophy then begins on August 28th. The League Two season will come to an end on the weekend of May 5th, 2018.

Key dates:

  • Carabao Cup R1 draw - Friday, June 16th - 1pm
  • Fixture release day - Wednesday, June 21st
  • Sky Bet League Two season starts - the weekend of August 5th, 2017 
  • Carabao Cup R1 fixtures - w/c Monday, August 7th, 2017
  • Checkatrade Trophy starts: w/c August 28th, 2017
  • Sky Bet League Two season ends - the weekend of May 5th, 2018

Meanwhile - fans can remind themselves of our confirmed pre-season matches so far by clicking here.