Important EFL decision confirmed which impacts Millwall, QPR, Sunderland, Sheffield Wednesday and Watford

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Five key dates have been announced ahead of the 2023/24 Championship campaign, including fixture release day and the opening day of the season.

The key dates for the 2023/24 season have been announced by the EFL as Millwall, QPR and Watford prepare for next season.

Starting with the Carabao Cup, which was won by Manchester United this year, the first round will be held on week commencing Monday 7th August 2023. The final will be held at Wembley on Sunday 24th February.

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The fixtures for the Championship will be released on Thursday 22nd June and the opening day will be on Saturday 5th August. Next year’s play-off final will be on Sunday 26th May.

Millwall missed out on the top six on the final day on Monday after losing 4-3 at home to Blackburn Rovers after being 3-1 up at half-time. Gary Rowett’s side will now have to dust themselves down and try and lift themselves back up for the next campaign.

QPR managed to keep themselves up after slipping down the table last term. Gareth Ainsworth was brought in to replace Neil Critchley and will be looking forward to his first full season in charge of the Hoops as he looks to put his own stamp on the squad with some of his own signings.

Watford have brought in former Barnsley and West Brom manager Valerien Ismael as they eye promotion again. Chris Wilder has left and the Hornets will be hoping yet another managerial change can lift their spirits and give them the best chance of returning to the top flight.

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Ipswich Town and Plymouth Argyle have been promoted from League One and will be joined by Sheffield Wednesday, Barnsley, Bolton Wanderers or Peterborough United, wheres Southampton, Leeds United and Leicester City currently sit in the relegation zone in the top flight.

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