Swansea City fixtures released
Swansea City will kick off the 2019-20 Championship season with a Liberty Stadium clash against Hull City on Saturday, August 3 (3pm).
The return of the South Wales derby will take place on Saturday, October 26 when Cardiff City visit the Liberty, with the return fixture on Saturday, January 11.
New Swans head coach Steve Cooper had spoken of his desire to open the campaign on home turf, and his wish has been granted with the Tigers due first up in SA1.
Swansea last faced Hull on the opening weekend of a season in 2010, when Brendan Rodgers lost his first game in charge of the club in East Yorkshire. Cooper will doubtless be hoping to avoid a repeat this time round.
The Swans' first away game of the season comes the following weekend when they travel to Pride Park to face Derby County, who missed out on a place in the Premier League after suffering play-off heartbreak against Aston Villa at Wembley last month.
There are four other league fixtures in August, with home games against Preston and Birmingham - who have ex-Swans coach Pep Clotet at the helm - on the agenda, as well as trips to QPR and Leeds.
September starts with a home meeting with Nottingham Forest, and also includes a trip to Bristol City and a home meeting with Reading.
There are three home fixtures in October as Stoke, Brentford and Cardiff visit SA1. The two away games that month see Cooper's side face two newly-promoted sides in Charlton Athletic and Barnsley.
The Swans last played the Addicks in a league fixture in 2009, while the Tykes were last faced during the run to League Cup glory during the 2012-13 season.
November commences with back-to-back away days at Wigan and Sheffield Wednesday, before Millwall head to the Liberty Stadium.
Swansea round off the month by facing two sides relegated from the Premier League as they head to Huddersfield before hosting Scott Parker's Fulham.
There are six Championship fixtures during a typically busy December. It starts with a trip to The Hawthorns to face last season's play-off semi-finalists West Brom - now under the guidance of ex-West Ham boss Slaven Bilic - before home meetings with Blackburn and Middlesbrough.
The Saturday before Christmas sees the Swans head to face Luton - and a familiar face in Graeme Jones - on December 21, having last taken on the Hatters on their own patch in League One back in January 2008. The visitors emerged 3-1 victors on that occasion with Jason Scotland among those on the scoresheet.
Boxing Day brings a trip to Brentford - a side who the Swans have won their last seven games against, including three last season - before returning home to round off 2019 against Barnsley.
The New Year kicks off with Charlton the visitors to SA1, before the Swans make the shortest journey of the season for the second derby clash with Cardiff City.
Games against Wigan (home) and Stoke (away) round off the first month of the calendar year.
There are seven games during a packed February, four of which are away from home as Cooper's team head to Preston, Hull, Fulham and Blackburn, while they take on Derby, QPR and Huddersfield at the Liberty.
West Brom are in SA1 for the first fixture of March, with away trips to Middlesbrough and Millwall sandwiching another Liberty game against Luton over the remainder of the month.
Sheffield Wednesday are in South Wales at the start of April, with the Easter weekend fixtures seeing Swansea head to Birmingham on Good Friday, before welcoming Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds to the Liberty on Easter Monday.
Games at Nottingham Forest and at home to Bristol City round off April, while the season will conclude with a trip to Reading - where the Swans enjoyed their biggest league away win in nearly three years last term - on the first Saturday in May.
Supporters are advised that fixtures are subject to change.
Swansea City fixtures for the 2019-20 SkyBet Championship season*
Sat 3 - Hull City (H)
Sat 10 - Derby County (A)
Wed 14 - Carabao Cup round one
Sat 17 - Preston (H)
Wed 21 – QPR (A)
Sat 24 - Birmingham City (H)
Sat 31 - Leeds United (A)
Sat 14 - Nottm Forest (H)
Sat 21 - Bristol City (A)
Sat 28 - Reading (H)
Wed 2 - Charlton (A)
Sat 5 - Stoke City (H)
Sat 19 - Barnsley (A)
Tue 22 - Brentford (H)
Sat 26 - Cardiff City (H)
Sat 2 - Wigan (A)
Sat 9 - Sheffield Wednesday (A)
Sat 23 - Millwall (H)
Tue 26 - Huddersfield (A)
Sat 30 - Fulham (H)
Sat 7 - WBA (A)
Wed 11 - Blackburn (H)
Sat 14 - Middlesbrough (H)
Sat 21 - Luton Town (A)
Thu 26 - Brentford (A)
Sun 29 Barnsley (H)
Wed 1 - Charlton (H)
Sat 4 - Emirates FA Cup third round
Sat 11 - Cardiff City (A)
Sat 18 - Wigan (H)
Sat 25 - Stoke City (A)
Sat 1 - Preston (A)
Sat 8 - Derby County (H)
Tue 11 – QPR (H)
Sat 15 - Hull City (A)
Sat 22 - Huddersfield (H)
Tue 25 - Fulham (A)
Sat 29 - Blackburn (A)
Sat 7 - WBA (H)
Sat 14 - Middlesbrough (A)
Wed 18 - Luton Town (H)
Sat 21 - Millwall (A)
Sat 4 - Sheffield Wednesday (H)
Fri 10 - Birmingham City (A)
Mon 13 - Leeds United (H)
Sat 18 - Nottm Forest (A)
Sat 25 - Bristol City (H)
Sat 2 - Reading (A)
*Fixtures are subject to change.