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Fixture release day to take place on Friday 21st August

13 August 2020

Nottingham Forest's fixtures for the 2020-21 Sky Bet Championship season will be released at 9am on Friday 21st August with the first-round draw for the Carabao Cup taking place three days before.

Sky Bet Championship

The new Sky Bet Championship campaign will kick off on Saturday 12th September and will conclude over the weekend of 8th-9th May 2021.

Due to the unprecedented challenges facing the fixture calendar as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the season will feature 13 midweek match rounds.

The season will culminate in the Sky Bet play-off finals taking place at Wembley Stadium over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend from 29th-31st May 2021.

This season's fixtures will be able to view first at nottinghamforest.co.uk.

Carabao Cup

The draw for the first round of this season's Carabao Cup will take place on Sky Sports News at 10am on Tuesday 18th August.

The 2020-21 competition has seen several significant scheduling changes with two legged semi-finals being replaced by a single tie and the first four rounds scheduled to take place on consecutive weeks, kicking off in early September.

First-round fixtures are scheduled to take place on Saturday 5th September, but due to the international window may be played on alternative dates.

Rounds two, three and four will be played on consecutive midweeks dates starting 15th/16th September. Premier League sides will enter the competition in round two or round three if they are competing in European competition in the 2020-21 season.

As per the previous two seasons, the first-round draw will be divided into a northern and southern section but will remain unseeded. The dates for the 2020-21 Carabao Cup are as follows:

First round: 5th September (alternative dates may apply)

Second round: 15th/16 September

Third round: 22nd/23rd September

Fourth round: 29th/30th September

Fifth round: 22nd/23rd December

Semi-finals: 5th/6th January (tie to be played at the venue of club drawn out first)

Final: 28th February


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