Town’s 23 opponents confirmed for the upcoming season.
- 2023/24 Sky Bet Championship line-up confirmed
- Leicester City, Leeds United and Southampton come down
- Plymouth Argyle, Ipswich Town & Sheffield Wednesday promoted
Town’s 23 opponents in the 2023/24 Sky Bet Championship season are now confirmed!
Following the final weekend of the Premier League season, as well as the Sky Bet Championship and League One Play-Off Finals, we know exactly who we will face in the upcoming campaign.
Dropping down into the second tier are Leicester City, Leeds United and Southampton.
We last played Leicester during our two seasons in the Premier League – 2017/18 and 2018/19 – most notably drawing 1-1 at the John Smith’s Stadium in September 2017 when Laurent Depoitre turned Harry Maguire before firing past Kasper Schmeichel. However, we haven’t actually defeated the Foxes since an Emirates FA Cup win at the King Power Stadium in 2013, when Sean Scannell scored a magnificent solo goal.
West Yorkshire rivals Leeds United are back in the Championship following three seasons in the Premier League. Although our last two games in the 2019/20 season ended in 2-0 defeats, we did the double over the team down the M621 in the two prior games in 2016/17.
Southampton were last in action against Town in 2020 in the Emirates FA Cup, having been another side we faced in our Premier League stint. It’s their first time back in the Sky Bet Championship since the 2011/12 season, when they gained promotion courtesy of a second placed finish under Nigel Adkins.
Entering the division after promotion are Plymouth Argyle, Ipswich Town and Sheffield Wednesday.
We haven’t played newly crowned Sky Bet League One Champions Plymouth Argyle in league action since the 2010/11 campaign. A rare opponent in recent years, we’ve only played seven competitive games in all competitions across the last 30 years.
Ipswich Town have been a much more frequent opponent – every year between 2012 and 2017. Our last competitive meeting came in the Championship in January 2017, with goals from Izzy Brown and Christopher Schindler securing a 2-0 home win for David Wagner’s side.
Play-Off winners Sheffield Wednesday come into the league after an amazing turnaround in the Play-Offs. Having lost the first leg of their semi-final at Peterborough United by four goals, they turned it around at Hillsborough and then defeated South Yorkshire rivals Barnsley through a 123rd minute header from former Town Academy player Josh Windass in the Wembley showpiece.
Here’s the full 2023/24 Sky Bet Championship line-up:
Preston North End
Queens Park Rangers
West Bromwich Albion
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