Derby County are back in the Sky Bet Championship once again for the 2024/25 season and as we get stuck into June, the excitement really begins to build for the new campaign.


The Rams returned to the second tier after two years away with automatic promotion from League One in the 2023/24 campaign in second place and did so under the guidance of Head Coach Paul Warne in his first full year in charge.

The 2-0 home win over Carlisle United that sealed the deal on the final day of the season will live long in the memory of everyone associated with the club but focus now fully switches to that of the 2024/25 Sky Bet Championship season.

We saw the full line-up confirmed for next year's second tier campaign at the end of May and here you'll find some more important dates for the diary...

When Are Fixtures Announced?

The Rams will discover their 2024/25 fixture schedule on Wednesday 26th June (9am BST).

The 46 rounds of league matches will take place across 33 weekends, nine midweeks and four Bank Holidays in the Championship, with Leagues One and Two playing over 36 weekends, six midweeks and four Bank Holidays.

When Does The 2024/25 Championship Season Start And Finish?

The first fixture of the new season will take place on the weekend of 10th/11th August with the final day of the regular campaign scheduled for 3rd May 2025.

When Will There Be International Breaks?

Derby's return to the Championship means that international breaks are a given once more throughout a season.

There are currently four weekends scheduled where the Rams won't be in action due to international football.

They are as follows:

  • September 7, 2024
  • October 12, 2024
  • November 16, 2024
  • March 22, 2025