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QPR to start Championship season at Preston

PUBLISHED: 09:19 21 June 2018

New Queens Park Rangers boss Steve McClaren (pic: Dave Thompson/PA)

New Queens Park Rangers boss Steve McClaren (pic: Dave Thompson/PA)

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First home game of term sees Rs welcome Sheffield United on August 11

A general view of Preston North End's Deepdale (pic Richard Sellers/PA)A general view of Preston North End's Deepdale (pic Richard Sellers/PA)

Queens Park Rangers will begin the new Championship season with a trip to Preston North End on the weekend of August 4.

The fixtures for the 2018/19 season were revealed on Thursday morning, with the Rs handed a lengthy away trip on the opening day.

The following Saturday sees Steve McClaren take charge of the west Londoners at Loftus Road for the first time when they welcome Sheffield United.

The opening month of the season also sees QPR visit recently-relegated West Bromwich Albion (August 18), host Bristol City (August 21) and entertain League One champions Wigan Athletic (August 25).

The first London derby of season for the Rs comes on September 19 when they welcome Millwall, while McClaren’s men host Brentford on November 10.

The festive fixtures see the Rs entertain Ipswich on Boxing Day, welcome Reading on December 29 and visit Aston Villa on New Year’s Day.

QPR will visit Brentford on March 2, while they will head to Millwall for their final London derby of the campaign on April 10.

The Easter weekend will see the Loftus Road side host Blackburn Rovers on April 19, before making the trip to Derby County three days later.

The final home game of the season for McClaren’s men is against Nottingham Forest on April 27, before they end the campaign at Sheffield Wednesday on May 5.

QPR’s Championship fixtures in full (home games in caps):

Aug 4: Preston North End

Aug 11: SHEFFIELD UNITED

Aug 18: West Bromwich Albion

Aug 21: BRISTOL CITY

Aug 25: WIGAN ATHLETIC

Sep 1: Birmingham City

Sep 15: Bolton Wanderers

Sep 19: MILLWALL

Sep 22: NORWICH CITY

Sep 29: SWANSEA CITY

Oct 2: Reading

Oct 6: DERBY COUNTY

Oct 20: Ipswich Town

Oct 23: SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY

Oct 27: ASTON VILLA

Nov 3: Blackburn Rovers

Nov 10: BRENTFORD

Nov 24: Stoke City

Nov 27: Rotherham United

Dec 1: HULL CITY

Dec 8: Leeds United

Dec 15: MIDDLESBROUGH

Dec 22: Nottingham Forest

Dec 26: IPSWICH TOWN

Dec 29: READING

Jan 1: Aston Villa

Jan 12: Sheffield United

Jan 19: PRESTON NORTH END

Jan 26: WEST BROMWICH ALBION

Feb 2: Wigan Athletic

Feb 9: BIRMINGHAM CITY

Feb 13: Bristol City

Feb 16: LEEDS UNITED

Feb 23: Middlesbrough

Mar 2: Brentford

Mar 9: STOKE CITY

Mar 13: ROTHERHAM UNITED

Mar 16: Hull City

Mar 30: BOLTON WANDERERS

Apr 6: Norwich City

Apr 10: Millwall

Apr 13: SWANSEA CITY

Apr 19: BLACKBURN ROVERS

Apr 22: Derby County

Apr 27: NOTTINGHAM FOREST

May 5: Sheffield Wednesday

(Fixtures subject to change, copyright of EFL).

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