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Fixture Release Day: Who do you want your team to face first?

20 June 2017

With the 2017/18 EFL Fixture Release Day upon us, we've asked supporters who they want their team to face on the opening day of the new campaign.

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Derby days are always stand-out dates and numerous fans posted their desire to face their rivals on the first day of the season.

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Sheffield United - promotion winners last term - can look forward to a match against Steel City foes Sheffield Wednesday, and a number of fans from both clubs posted their desire for that fixture to come out first.

Nottingham Forest fan Martin Dunn posted that he'd like to face Derby first, while it was Mansfield, Lincoln or Chesterfield for Martyn, who is a Notts County follower.

Bury supporter David also wants a derby first, with the Shakers having local matches against Oldham and Rochdale to look forward to this season.

Chesterfield suffered relegation into Sky Bet League Two, where they will be alongside rivals Mansfield - that's the meeting Spireites fan Alex requested.

Another team to suffer relegation last term was Sunderland, and numerous fans want to face the Black Cats on the opening day of the Sky Bet Championship.

Going in the opposite direction, Portsmouth have risen into Sky Bet League One and that's a stand-out match for many EFL followers.

Find out who your team will face on the opening day, alongside the full 2017/18 schedule, at 9am on Wednesday 21st June 2017.

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