Derby County are facing a very important season over 2015/2016.
Derby County begin a new adventure under manager Paul Clement when the next campaign gets underway.
Clement has the challenge of getting the team back into the Premier League, after they failed to finish in the top six of the Championship last season.
Clement needs to utilise his large and talented squad because the games are going to come thick and fast and challenge the club in a number of ways.
Derby are facing a difficult start to the season with matches against Bolton, Charlton and Middlesbrough in the club’s first three games of the season.
The festive period sees matches against Fulham and Leeds United before 2016 kicks off with the reverse game against Middlesbrough.
The first leg of the local derby against Nottingham Forest takes place on November 7 before the Rams host their local rivals towards the end of March.
Derby will finish the season away at Ipswich Town and Clement will be hoping that promotion into the Premier League has been secured by that point, which will prevent a few nerves from lingering around his side on the final day.
Sat Aug 8 Bolton Wanderers A
Sat Aug 15 Charlton Athletic H
Tue Aug 18 Middlesbrough H
Sat Aug 22 Birmingham City A
Sat Aug 29 Leeds United H
Sat Sep 12 Preston North End A
Tue Sep 15 Reading A
Sat Sep 19 Burnley H
Sat Sep 26 Milton Keynes Dons A
Sat Oct 3 Brentford H
Sat Oct 17 Wolverhampton Wanderers H
Tue Oct 20 Blackburn Rovers A
Sat Oct 24 Huddersfield Town A
Sat Oct 31 Rotherham United H
Tue Nov 3 Queens Park Rangers H
Sat Nov 7 Nottingham Forest A
Sat Nov 21 Cardiff City H
Sat Nov 28 Hull City A
Sat Dec 5 Sheffield Wednesday A
Sat Dec 12 Brighton and Hove Albion H
Tue Dec 15 Bristol City H
Sat Dec 19 Ipswich Town A
Sat Dec 26 Fulham H
Mon Dec 28 Leeds United A
Sat Jan 2 Middlesbrough A
Tue Jan 12 Reading H
Sat Jan 16 Birmingham City H
Sat Jan 23 Burnley A
Sat Jan 30 Preston North End H
Sat Feb 6 Fulham A
Sat Feb 13 Milton Keynes Dons H
Sat Feb 20 Brentford A
Tue Feb 23 Blackburn Rovers H
Sat Feb 27 Wolverhampton Wanderers A
Sat Mar 5 Huddersfield Town H
Tue Mar 8 Queens Park Rangers A
Sat Mar 12 Rotherham United A
Sat Mar 19 Nottingham Forest H
Sat Apr 2 Cardiff City A
Tue Apr 5 Hull City H
Sat Apr 9 Bolton Wanderers H
Sat Apr 16 Charlton Athletic A
Tue Apr 19 Bristol City A
Sat Apr 23 Sheffield Wednesday H
Sat Apr 30 Brighton and Hove Albion A
Sat May 7 Ipswich Town H